Bill Belichick says weather forecasts ‘almost always wrong’

The Patriots coach said he’s game-planning for the Broncos on Sunday, not the weather.

When Bill Belichick and Peyton Manning bump heads, it’s like a chess match Barry Chin/ Globe Staff

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Real contest is Bill Belichick vs. Peyton Manning

Patriots-Broncos is all about the brilliant quarterback matching wits with the mastermind coach.

John Elway led the Broncos to the Super Bowl as both a player and the team’s top football executive.

John Elway wishes he had had rivalry like Manning-Brady

In an exclusive interview with the Globe, the Broncos’ football boss discussed the Broncos-Patriots rivalry, quarterbacks, and even some golf.

Jets coach Rex Ryan has watched his team lose in seven of the first eight games this season.

Sean Leahy | NFL

Four downs: Just how low can the Jets sink?

The Jets could be on the cusp of a historically bad season if they can’t pull out of their 1-7 spiral fast.

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has rushed for 100 yards or more in each of his games this season.

Jim McBride | NFL

NFL Week 9 preview: Cardinals-Cowboys highlights Sunday’s undercard

While Patriots-Broncos is the main event Sunday, there are some excellent matchups in the other games. Here’s a look at them all.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Advance/Images/shaughnessy1-7314.jpg Tom Menino was the mayor to a city of champions

The late mayor loved sports, and the Red Sox especially, and the feeling was clearly mutual.

AP

Report: Boston Marathon women’s champ Rita Jeptoo failed drug test in September

The Kenyan runner passed her tests at Boston, but reportedly tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test in Kenya.

BRUINS 3, SABRES 2

Brad Marchand lifts Bruins over Sabres in OT

Brad Marchand’s second goal of the game, at 1:20 of overtime, gave the Bruins a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres Thursday.

SPORTS MEDIA

Baseball still a major draw on television

There’s a reason Fox, ESPN, and Turner are in the first year of a combined $12.4 billion rights deal through 2021.

Koji Uehara signs two-year deal with Red Sox

The reliever became a free agent Thursday but agreed to stay in Boston rather than test the market.

Boston sportscaster Bob Neumeier hospitalized after suffering stroke

Neumeier has worked as an anchor at Comcast SportsNet New England since December 2010.

Bob Ryan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ryan90.png More from the columnist

Read past columns from Ryan, who began writing for the Globe in 1968 and now contributes occasional columns.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.

Belichick era database

INTERACTIVE DATABASE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2004g18c-2786--90x90.JPG Patriots during the Bill Belichick era

Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.