Aaron Rodgers has Patriots’ attention

The Patriots know the challenge Rodgers will pose when the teams meet Sunday at Lambeau Field.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

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The deal will keep the special teams ace in New England through the 2016 season.

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Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy had plenty of praise for the Patriots as their game, billed by many as a possible Super Bowl preview, approaches.

Patriots Mailbag

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Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin has another round of answers to readers’ questions about the Patriots and the NFL.

The Lions were the third straight division leader the Patriots routed Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

When the going got tough, the Patriots got better

The midseason stretch that was to define the Patriots’ season seems to be doing just that.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III must “work on his craft” according to coach Jay Gruden.

Notes: Redskins bench Robert Griffin III

Veteran Colt McCoy was named the starter by head coach Jay Gruden.

Darrelle Revis breaks up a second-quarter pass Sunday intended for the Lions’ Calvin Johnson. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Ben Volin | On footballl

With Darrelle Revis, Patriots’ defense is championship-caliber

The cornerback is having a Randy Moss-like impact in his first season with the Patriots.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bel777-7158.jpg Bill Belichick sees turnovers as huge factor vs. Packers

The Packers (plus-15) and Patriots (plus-11) rank 1-2 in the NFL in turnover differential.

Belichick era database

INTERACTIVE DATABASE

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

Past seasons

2013 season recap

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_neden5_spts-10061-13863--90x90.jpg An ugly end in Denver

Track the high and low points of the Patriots’ 2013 season before their eventual loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game.

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