After watching helplessly on the sidelines for the final two minutes as the Bills ran out the clock before the game-winning field goal, Tom Brady said the Patriots would've been better off if the officials didn't overturn Fred Jackson's 39-yard touchdown on a short pass over the middle. Instead, after a review, the Bills had the ball at the Patriots 1-yard line.
The Bills were able to kill the clock with Ryan Fitzpatrick taking a couple of knees before Rian Lindell's game-winning field goal from 28 yards.
"They got a good break," Brady said. "I wish he had went into the end zone, given us a chance to get the ball back, but he didn't. Refs changed the call. They had a chance to run the clock out, kick a field goal. Smart football."
Brady started off brilliantly, throwing three touchdowns and building a 21-0 lead. He finished 30-of-45 for four touchdowns and 387 yards. His 1,327 yards passing is a...
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he was the one who decided to call a timeout late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Bills. The stoppage ultimately allowed Buffalo to run the clock down and kick a game-winning 28-yard field field goal with three seconds remaining to come away with the 34-31 victory.
Belichick could be seen speaking angrily with the referees in the wake of a sizable gain by Buffalo's Fred Jackson that got the Bills to within New England's 5-yard line with less than two minutes to go. (It appeared there was some confusion as to whether or not Jackson was down short of the goal line.) In the wake of the stoppage, it was difficult to determine just what happened during the exchange, but Belichick said after the game that he was the one who called time out.
"I took it. I took it," Belichick told reporters after the game. "I went down to call a timeout."
The Patriots, who saw a 15-game win streak...
NEW YORK -- The Red Sox continued their September swoon, suffering a 6-2 loss to the Yankees that left the team clinging to a half-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the wild card, after the Rays beat Toronto, 5-2.
The Sox trailed from the outset, as starter Tim Wakefield -- in what may have been the final start of his career -- allowed a pair of runs in the first that featured a savage little-ball attack from the Yankees. New York collected a pair of bunt singles, stole a pair of bases and took advantage of a passed ball, wild pitch and error by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to claim an early advantage. Jorge Posada added a two-run homer in the third off of Wakefield, who allowed five runs (three earned) on five hits and five walks in four-plus innings.
The Sox, meanwhile, could manage little against Yankees starter A.J. Burnett. Aside from a pair of solo homers by Jacoby Ellsbury (giving the outfielder 30 homers, which in turn made him the...
The Patriots defense blew a 21-0 lead and wasted a brilliant game by Wes Welker to fall in stunning fashion to the Bills, 34-31, Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tom Brady matched a career-high by throwing four interceptions, three of them leading to touchdowns, and the Patriots lost to the Bills for the first time since Sept. 7, 2003, snapping a 15-game winning streak. The Bills killed the clock after Fred Jackson's touchdown was overturned and Rian Lindell kicked the game-winning 28-yard field goal as time expired.
Welker finished with career highs of 16 catches and 216 yards in the loss. Coach Bill Belichick called a second time-out arguing with an official on the sidelines moments after replay ruled Jackson down just a yard shy of the goal line. With just one timeout left, the Bills were able to run down the clock, setting up Lindell's field goal.
The Bills won the opening coin toss but stunningly decided to give the ball to Brady and the...
NEW YORK -- Red Sox reliever Scott Atchison left Game 1 of Sunday's double header with what the club described as a mild tweak of his right groin after a warmup toss prior to the bottom of the eighth inning. One day after he pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings, Atchison was brought into the game with two outs in the sixth.
He recorded four outs, but then started to to feel discomfort on his push-off leg while warming up for the eighth. While the reliever initially appeared to shake his arm, he clarified that he was merely gesturing to the area where he had felt discomfort.
Atchison had been among the Sox' most effective pitchers this month, recording a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings.
For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.
Greg and Chris break down the huge Sunday Night Football game tonight with the Pats going to Denver. They talk about Brock Osweiler at QB instead of Peyton, how Belichick usually dominates young QB's and how the Pats offense will look to attack this tough D without so many weapons due to injury. They get into the Gronk factor and if his blocking responsibilities are hampering his receiving duties.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
We close out the day with the best in sound