Patriots beat reporter

Jim McBride

McBride covers the Patriots for the Globe. A Malden native, he joined the Globe in 1988 as a co-op student from Suffolk University.

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Mike Tomlin is ever-wary of Rob Gronkowski: ‘He’s a dangerous man’

By , Globe Staff

The Patriots’ big tight end had a huge impact in last year’s meeting between the teams.

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The final play was a huge breakdown, but it wasn’t the only one the Patriots suffered

By , Globe Staff

The Patriots also couldn’t stop a Miami running game that had been struggling.

Patriots notebook

It’s lost because of the final play, but Rob Gronkowski was a force again on offense

By , Globe Staff

Gronkowski had 8 receptions on 8 targets for 107 yards and scored his first red-zone TD of the season.

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Patriots breakdown: The best, worst (and everything in between)

By , Globe Staff

The play and the loss dropped the Patriots to 9-4, prevented them from clinching their 10th straight AFC East title.