Roger Goodell’s words ring hollow

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media Friday amid the league’s problem with domestic violence. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Carmine Galasso)

Carmine Galasso/AP

Goodell’s press conference Friday was business as usual for a big business that just wants to bury a scandal.

// Goodell apologizes, says he won’t resign

The NFL commissioner acknowledged problems with his handling of the Ray Rice incident and pledged to take action.

Tom Brady hopes to polish up the Patriots’ passing game against the Raiders Sunday Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff


Patriots’ keys to a victory over the Raiders

A closer look at the key matchups in the Patriots’ home opener vs. Oakland.

// Patriots’ Devin McCourty among NFL’s top safeties

Depth has been key for a revamped Patriots secondary.

Knile Davis got a kick out his touchdown against Denver in Week 2. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Fantasy football: Don’t go all-in on Chiefs’ Knile Davis

It’s too early to panic, and someone should have told the guy who used $96 of his $100 waiver budget on Davis.

Betting football: Close but no cigar gets you $0

The Raiders haven’t won three time zones away from home (14-game skid) since Dec. 6, 2009.

The Broncos and Seahawks will be meeting in the first Super Bowl rematch in 17 years.

Brennan Linsley/AP

Sean Leahy | Week 3 NFL preview

Rare Super Bowl rematch highlights NFL Week 3

The first Super Bowl rematch in 17 years heads up our preview ranking of all of this week’s NFL games.

Tom Brady posts old resume on Facebook

The Patriots quarterback gave the social media world a good laugh on Thursday.


// Giving Roger Goodell and the NFL a piece of his mind

There is a lot going on in the sports world these days, and here is some food for thought on it.

patriots notebook

Patriots prepare for Raiders’ rookie QB Derek Carr

Derek Carr, the fourth QB taken in the draft this year, is the only rookie QB to start his team’s first two games.

NFL notebook

Jonathan Dwyer broke wife’s nose with head-butt

Dwyer was released after a spending the night in jail and making a brief court appearance.


// NFL merely being reactive, not proactive

The NFL is learning the hard way it can’t just wait for fans to watch the games and forget all about the disturbing developments of recent weeks.

Past Patriots games

Julian Edelman caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the second quarter.

Patriots 30, Vikings 7

Patriots rebound with resounding victory over Vikings

After losing their season-opener, the Patriots dominated in Minnesota to even their record at 1-1.

Belichick era database


// 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.

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.

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.