Robert Kraft has picked a winner in Deflategate, and it’s not Roger Goodell

Either Kraft or Goodell will take another legacy body blow when a Deflategate decision comes.


Alex Speier

Study questions what’s behind Patriots’ low fumble rate

Football analyst Warren Sharp’s data show the Patriots have been far better than other teams in preventing fumbles in recent years.

Behind the scenes, Patriots assistant coaches impact team

The Patriots’ assistant coaches have 162 years of combined service in the NFL.

Marshawn Lynch gave the same answer to every question Tuesday at media day.

Marshawn Lynch’s only goal at media day: Don’t get fined

The running back answered each question at Super Bowl media day with the same response.

Tom Brady at his podium during media day Tuesday.

For Patriots, fun and football intersect at Media Day

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and Rob Gronkowski were among the top attractions in Phoenix.

Patriots notebook

// For Tom Brady, a lighter line of questioning at media day

Roughly 40 minutes went by before the Patriots quarterback was pressed specifically about Deflategate.


// This time, it’s the Patriots against the world

Around here, fans believe Bill Belichick gave the Patriots their swagger back; everywhere else, the view is harsher.

// Patriots’ locker room attendant took footballs into bathroom, report says

The attendant the NFL is eyeing in its Deflategate investigation was in the bathroom with two bags of footballs for 90 seconds, according to Pro Football Talk.

// NFL eyes Patriots locker room attendant in probe, report says

The attendant had access to the Patriots’ game footballs after the officials inspected them, Fox Sports reported.

// Robert Kraft wants apology from NFL if team is exonerated

“I want to make it clear that I believe unconditionally that the New England Patriots have done nothing inappropriate,” Kraft said.

Patriots notebook

// Tom Brady believes NFL will interview him on Deflategate after Super Bowl

“I believe they’re going to do that after the season, so we’ll deal with it after this game,” Brady said.

// Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tells his squad ‘tackle like a rugby player’

Tackling is the most fundamental task on a football field. But it’s not always done right.

// Many Patriots agree: Team’s chemistry this season is top-notch

The Monday night loss to the Chiefs is cited at a turning point — in the right direction.

// Complete guide to Super Bowl XLIX

A look at the matchup, game time, location, advertising, and history of the NFL championship game.

The last time the Seahawks and the Patriots met, Richard Sherman (left) picked off Tom Brady once.

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Super Bowl XLIX: How Patriots match up vs. Seahawks

Two of the NFL’s best defenses will go head-to-head when they meet in the NFL championship game.

Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch a man of few words, many fines

The NFL will be watching Lynch closely in the Super Bowl, threatening a 15-yard penalty for making an obscene gesture.

Pete Carroll coached the Patriots from 1997-99.

Pete Carroll doesn’t regret his time coaching Patriots

Of that period, Carroll said, “out of that came every word of our [Seahawks] approach.”


// Kevin Williams chose Seahawks over Patriots, and has no regrets

The defensive tackle couldn’t lose when faced with the offseason choice between the teams.

// Win gave Seahawks’ Russell Wilson a lot to cry about

The quarterback said Sunday’s NFC Championship game comeback was a testament to his team’s resiliency and fight.

seahawks notebook

// Marshawn Lynch upset about teammates’ fine

The Seahawks running back was fined $20,000 for his obscene gesture after scoring a fourth-quarter TD vs. the Packers.

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// 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.

From the archives

Super Bowl XLVI

// Giants break Patriots’ hearts again

Look back at complete coverage of the Patriots' loss loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.

Past seasons

2013 season recap

// 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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