New England Patriots defeat Minnesota Vikings, 28-18

FOXBOROUGH — I got this one right.

Brett Favre starts, but doesn’t finish. That was my pregame call. How about you?

We don’t know when or how this Favre thing will end, but even The Man himself is asking himself questions as to what exactly he’s doing with his Sundays and Mondays, now that he’s turned 41.

His day ended yesterday with 7:31 remaining in the fourth quarter of his team’s 28-18 loss to the Patriots when Myron Pryor, your standard-issue 21st century 310-po...

FOXBOROUGH — Perhaps it is the way things are meant to be when a game is played on Halloween, but there were some strange happenings on the field yesterday as the Patriots hosted the Vikings.

From “how did that happen?’’ receptions to an interception that drew a similar reaction, from the reappearance of the deep ball for the Patriots to a defense able to stop arguably the best running back in the game, there were more than a few head-scratching moments in New England’s...

FOXBOROUGH — Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis keeps most of his thoughts about football short and consistent. He wants to improve from week to week, and beyond that he doesn’t reveal much.

But the difference this season is that Green-Ellis gets to step on the field week after week and gauge that progress. In his third season, Green-Ellis has developed into a key component of the Patriots’ running game. With Laurence Maroney traded to Denver after Week 1, Kevi...

FOXBOROUGH -- At the start of October there were a lot of questions about what type of team the Patriots were going to be. At the end of the month, they're a team that is in sole possession of first place in the AFC East.

How's that for a Halloween treat?

The Patriots find themselves in their familiar perch atop the AFC East after dispatching the Minnesota Vikings, 28-18, today at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots' fifth straight win coupled with the New York Jets' loss...