Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson of the Miami Dolphins sit on the bench during the playing of the national anthem. Photograph: Getty Images

Reigning NFL MVP Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes as New England Patriots opened the season with a 27-20 win over Houston Texans. Brady connect(...)

 Jimmy Garoppolo: “Even social media, I’m not out there a ton. But my life’s looked at differently. I’m under a microscope.”  Photo: by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

As August beckons each year, America grows tired of yawning at eternal baseball games and turns its eyes towards the more violent charms of the NFL, t(...)

Tom Brady sits on the field after fumbling the football in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Right to the bitter end, Tom Brady still believed it was possible. Even after the strip-sack, the field goal and the failed attempt at kick-return tri(...)

 Cincinnati Bengals  tightend Tyler Kroft  catches a touchdown in the first quarter against Kamalei Correa  of the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills are heading to the AFC playoffs for the first time since 1999 after Baltimore dramatically blew the chance to seal their post-season(...)

Tom Savage is tackled during the Houston Texans 26-17 defeat to San Francisco. Photograph: Tim Warner/Getty

The lasting image of the 14th week of this NFL season won’t be the Bills and Colts romping in the snow or Cam Newton roaring through Minnesota’s secon(...)

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin  of the Seattle Seahawks tries to reach out for a touchdown but the play was reversed and set back to the one-yard line. Photograph: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Last week, with the Seattle Seahawks weakened by injuries and the NFL’s best team coming to town, Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright uttered the phrase tha(...)

New England Patriots quarterback  Jacoby Brissett dives for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Photograph: Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

New England Patriots 27 Houston Texans 0 It did not look much like Tom Brady’s version of the New England Patriots, but when Jacoby Brissett rolled o(...)

 Tom Brady has dropped his appeal against a four-match NFL suspension. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has dropped his appeal against a four-match suspension, he announced on Friday. The Patriots were found to(...)

Tom Brady’s four game suspension for his part in the Deflategate scandal has been overturned by a judge. Photograph: Bloomberg

Tom Brady’s decision to take the Deflategate scandal to federal court has paid off, with US district judge Richard Berman ruling that the New England (...)

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photograph: EPA/CJ GUNTHER)

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more — the Super Bowl.They earned their trip with the sec(...)