CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER
The critics said this year he’s no longer elite. But Brady has made a career out of bucking the odds and sticking around longer than expected.
NFL 2014 PREVIEW
In adding strong, physical cornerbacks, the Patriots’ secondary wants to have the menacing presence it’s lacked for nine seasons.
Adding players like Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner was aimed at better preparing New England for playoff success.
Gronkowski, who’s missed 14 games over the past two years, can do for the Patriots offense what no player other than Tom Brady can.
It should be business as usual for Peyton Manning. They’ll produce a ton of points, win the division, and square off against the Patriots for the AFC title.
If Chip Kelly and Nick Foles can limit his turnovers, the Eagles will be dangerous this season.
Here’s an outline for how the 2014 season could play out and who might be lifting the Lombardi Trophy.
Who will take home the individual hardware this season? Explore as we project some of the big names to rise and fall this season.
Here’s a checklist for the new rules and new faces you’ll find this season around the NFL.
The cover of this year’s section is a “fold-in” inspired by MAD Magazine. Explore the interactive version here.
A look at how the roster has evolved and how the positions groups compare with last year’s team.
The TV networks just can’t get enough of Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning, who both will be prominently featured throughout the season.
Breaking down the 16 games on the Patriots regular-season schedule.
During the Tom Brady era, teams that can’t find a reliable and durable quarterback tend to lose a lot.
Ed Ryan | Gambling
Losing sinks your confidence and leaves you in a paralyzed state of self-doubt, but let’s look at the 2014 season this way: I haven’t lost an NFL bet in over six months!
Ed Ryan | Fantasy football
Here are a handful of players, likely undrafted or drafted in later rounds, who we think will make an impact.
|Sept. 7: at Miami , 1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sept. 14: at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sept. 21: vs. Oakland, 1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sept. 29: at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN/Monday)|
|Oct. 5: vs. Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)|
|Oct. 12: at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Oct. 16: vs. NY Jets, 8:25 p.m. (CBS/Thursday)|
|Oct. 26: vs. Chicago, 1 p.m. (Fox)|
|Nov. 2: vs. Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)|
|Nov. 9: Bye|
|Nov. 16: at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)|
|Nov. 23: vs. Detroit, 1 p.m. (Fox)|
|Nov. 30: at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)|
|Dec. 7: at San Diego, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)|
|Dec. 14: vs. Miami, 1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Dec. 21: at NY Jets, 1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Dec. 28: vs. Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)|