Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Sunday afternoon they were looking forward to the challenge of facing the Jets in a divisional playoff contest next Sunday at Gillette Stadium, saying it's “probably the way it should be.”
Belichick and the Patriots split their two games this season with the Jets this season, losing 28-14 early in the season at the New Meadowlands and then crushing New York 45-3 at Gillette Stadium in December.
“We split with them this year and now, it'll be the best two out of three — probably the way it should be,” Belichick said on a conference call with reporters. “Both teams know each other well, and we're up for a ... ready for a whole new week of preparation, even though we're familiar with them and they're familiar with us.”
Last week in the days leading up to the Colts-Jets playoff game, New York coach Rex Ryan appeared to take a veiled shot at New...
Speaking to the Boston Herald in the aftermath of his team's 17-16 victory at the final gun over the Colts, Jets tight end Dustin Keller said that New York was eager for the opportunity to come to Foxboro in an attempt to avenge its 45-3 loss to the Patriots in Week 13. Just as the Jets managed to turn the tables on a Colts team that beat them in last year's AFC Championship Game to advance to the Super Bowl, Keller hoped that his team was positioned to reciprocate the recent beating that the Pats had delivered against the Jets.
”They gave us a bad beating the last time we played them,” Keller said. ”So we feel like it’s two games in a row where it’s payback time. We’re going to get a chance to get back at them....
Trailing by two points with 53 seconds left, the Jets marched down the field and claimed a dramatic 17-16 victory over the Colts when kicker Nick Folk drilled a 32-yard field goal as time expired. The Colts had taken a 16-14 lead in the game's final minute when Indianapolis kicker Adam Vinatieri delivered a clutch 50-yard field goal to complete an eight-play, 48-yard drive that began with 2:45 left in the fourth quarter.
But Antonio Cromartie ran the ensuing kickoff back 47 yards to the Jets' 46-yard line, and Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez completed a pair of passes -- most notably, an 18-yard hookup with Braylon Edwards that took the ball to the Indianapolis 14-yard line, to set up Folk's kick. With the win, the Jets advanced past the Colts to the division round of the playoff. New York will take on the Patriots next Sunday in Foxboro.
Prior to the final drive, most of the Jets' offense had come from the running game....
The Celtics were probably due for a rough game after playing four times already this week with Saturday night’s game against the Bulls the second back-to-back of the week. Add in the fact that they were playing Tom Thibodeau’s defensive-minded club and it’s no shock that the Celtics shot 38 percent in a 90-79 loss.
The Bulls owned the glass (48-27) and the free-throw line as Derrick Rose took a career-high 19 attempts and made 15, which was also a career-best, en route to a 36-point night. The only thing that kept the Celtics in the game were 21 turnovers by Chicago. But even the Bulls largesse wasn’t enough as Chicago was able to pull away in the last five minutes. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen combined to score more than half the Celtics points with 40 between them.
The Celtics return home after this short trip for a six-game homestand against where they will face only two teams with winning...
The Bruins gave up a 2-0 lead in the final minutes of regulation before Max Pacioretty sent a wrist-shot past Tim Thomas at 3:43 of overtime to give the Habs a 3-2 overtime victory.
Thomas lost what would have been his sixth shutout of the season with 2:22 remaining in regulation when he failed to get a stick on a Scott Gomez shot with the Canadiens on the power play. One minute and 34 seconds later, former Boston College star Brian Gionta redirected a James Wisniewski shot past Thomas to cap the Habs' comeback.
The Bruins got a pair of goals from Patrice Bergeron, who scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season in the second period.
The Bruins were without the services of Nathan Horton, who missed his first game of the season on Saturday due to what coach Claude Julien would only describe as "discomfort."
With the overtime loss, the Bruins remain in...
The guys have even more reaction to Deflategate and if this is actually a showdown between Bill and Roger.
Tom E. Curran calls the boys during his layover in Denver and gets right into the Deflategate craziness. Tom talks about his knowledge of the situation including his thoughts on if the NFL was indeed trying to set up and catch the Pats in the act. He gets into the relationship between Belichick and the league office, Belichick and Kraft and the actual game on Super Bowl Sunday.
Greg and Steve discuss the Deflategate debacle with callers and give their theories as to what went down in Foxboro last week against the Colts. Both guys think that Pats may be guilty of doing something to the balls, but that so do most other teams. Will Belichick and Brady be punished? Not if the NFL doesn't have proof, which it's looking more and more like they don't.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing who was lying yesterday.
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney
After Tom Brady answered questions for a half hour about Deflate-Gate, the guys discuss whether or not they believe him.
Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday
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Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
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