On Sunday night, hours after the Patriots allowed another 250-plus yard passing performance from a quarterback (the 11th time this season an opposing quarterback threw for at least 250 yards on New England), former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison called out the New England secondary.



Patriots coach Bill Belichick, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, declined to go into any specifics about the heated sideline disagreement between quarterback Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien.

In the aftermath of former teammate Rodney Harrison's suggestion that the Patriots have the worst pass defense in at least a decade, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, said that he has never picked up a phone to call a commentator, particularly an ex-teammate like Harrison. However, Wilfork acknowledged that when he hears such criticsm, he would love nothing more than to call the author of the comment.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning, following Sunday's 34-27 victory over the Redskins.

Brady got into a heated argument on the sideline with offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien after the QB threw a fourth-quarter interception. He chalked it up to the intensity of the situation.

CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to discuss the Patriots and their upcoming Sunday afternoon matchup against Tim Tebow's Broncos.

Both New England and Denver had exciting plays late Sunday to capture their respective wins. The Patriots won a messy 34-27 game against the Redskins in which they struggled defensively and offensively, but Jerod Mayo came up with a game-clinching interception of Rex Grossman at the New England 7-yard line with 20 seconds remaining.

Former New England safety Rodney Harrison spoke pointedly about the state of the Patriots Sunday evening, saying the New England secondary is “probably the worst secondary I’ve seen in the last decade.”

Throughout September and October, various members of the Patriots defense would talk optimistically about the progress they were making as a unit, the fact that they were coming together and starting to jell.



The Patriots' 34-27 win over the Redskins Sunday was full of tense moments, but none were more surprising than the scene late in the fourth quarter when, after quarterback Tom Brady threw an interception in the end zone, television cameras showed Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien engaged in a heated moment with Brady on the sidelines. Bill Belichick and other coaches had to step in to calm both sides down.

LANDOVER, Md. -- Rob Gronkowski set a new NFL record with two more touchdown receptions while nearly matching a franchise tight end record with 160 receiving yards as the Patriots survived a pourous day on defense to beat the Redskins, 34-27, Sunday at FedExField. Wes Welker set a career record with his ninth touchdown of the season for the Patriots, who improve to 10-3 on the season. The Patriots held off the Redskins on a first-and-goal when Santana Moss' TD was called back on offensive pass interference.

LANDOVER, Md. -- Just moments after making one of the most powerful runs in team history, Rob Gronkowski caught an 11-yard pass from Tom Brady for a first-quarter touchdown and a new NFL record. 

Gronkowski ran a seam route into the end zone and caught the ball for his 14th receiving touchdown, the most by a tight end in any one season in NFL history. Antonio Gates (2004) and Vernon Davis (2009) had the previous record at 13.