NFL officiating source says Monday night crew made major mistakes

A member of the NFL Referees Association says Gene Steratore’s crew mishandled three crucial plays.


// Even as they win again, Patriots are looking vulnerable

Once dominant, once a bully, the perfect Patriots find themselves struggling to play at a championship level.

// Winning ugly is OK with Bill Belichick

There were turnovers, penalties, and injuries, but the Patriots found a way against Buffalo, and that’s all that counts.


// Game review shows direction of AFC East

On the handful of plays that mattered Monday night, the Patriots came through in the clutch and the Bills didn’t.

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// Bill Belichick has no update on Amendola, Dobson injuries

The Patriots coach said it was too soon to know the severity of the receivers’ injuries.

// Notebook: Browns demote Johnny Manziel to third string

The benching comes in the wake of a video showing the 22-year-old quarterback holding a bottle of champagne and rapping profane lyrics last weekend in a nightclub.


// Once again, Rex Ryan on the wrong end in rivalry

The Bills coach (formerly of the Jets) has now lost nine of his last 10 games against the Patriots.

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Alex Speier

Patriots defense taking some pressure off Brady and Co.

The Patriots are among the NFL’s best at holding opponents below their scoring average.

Patriots 20, Bills 13

// Injury-riddled Patriots get to 10-0, but it doesn’t come easy

It was a grind on Monday night against the Bills, but the Patriots did just enough to remain unbeaten.

// Subdued Rex Ryan admits Patriots the better team

After losing on Monday Night Football, the Bills coach was full of praise for his adversary.

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Thanksgiving football: A look at some of the region’s top matchups

Here’s a look across Eastern Massachusetts at some of the most interesting games over the holiday.

Celtics at Hawks | 8 p.m. (TNT)

// Kyle Korver impressed with Celtics rookie R.J. Hunter

“I think he has a lot of the makeup to be a really great player,” the Atlanta Hawks guard said of Hunter.

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On the hockey beat, good food is part of the game plan

It is no exaggeration to say one of the highlights of my job, aside from learning about the highest level of hockey, is eating on the road.

2016 Winter Classic

// Bruins, Canadiens alumni rosters for Winter Classic revealed

Ray Bourque, Cam Neely, and Terry O’Reilly are just a few of the names who will hit the ice Dec. 31 at Gillette Stadium.


// Patriots’ Danny Amendola forced out with injured knee

Amendola, who had a team-high nine catches Monday, limped off the field in the third quarter and didn’t return.

// Tom Brady uses ‘Rex Ryan’ as an audible call vs. Bills

On the Patriots’ third offensive play Monday, the quarterback shouted Ryan’s name to signal an audible.

Patriots’ aggressive defense made life tough for Tyrod Taylor, Bills

The Patriots, allowing only 18.2 points per game, yielded just one touchdown and two field goals on Monday.

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// Allen Webster a reminder of fickle nature of prospects

The former Red Sox pitcher’s steep descent reperesents the difficulty of figuring out how to maximize the value of assets.

// Jack Cosgrove steps down as Maine football coach

Cosgrove led the Black Bears to three conference titles and five NCAA playoff appearances.