Patriots' defense is the real thing

The Patriots kicked the Atlanta Falcons, NFC title game participants a year ago, around the Georgia Dome like an empty soda can before hanging on for what was an unnecessarily harrowing 30-23 victory. The Patriots led, 30-13, with 6:23 to go, but had

ATLANTA — The strategy the Patriots used Sunday night to clip the Falcons, 30-23, and improve to 4-0 was made famous by Muhammad Ali almost 40 years ago. Yup, the Patriots utilized the old rope-a-dope to rack up a season high in yards (448) and points

Tom Brady's gonna have to earn his millions in week 4 of NFL action as the New England Patriots face a tough road opponent in the Atlanta Falcons.The Pats…

It looks like Vince Wilfork's season is over. The Patriots defensive tackle suffered a torn Achilles tendon in New England's 30-23 win over Atlanta on Sunday, according to the Boston Globe. Although there's no time frame yet for recovery, Achilles

ATLANTA — New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has a torn right Achilles tendon and almost certainly is out for the season, the Boston Globe reported. [+] Enlarge Vince Wilfork. AP Photo/David Goldman Vince Wilfork, a key cog for the