FOXBORO -- After becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to follow a 500-yard passing game with one of over 400 yards, Tom Brady on Wednesday was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
After throwing for 517 yards and four touchdowns in Week 1, Brady threw for 423 yards and three touchdowns on 31-of-40 passing to help beat San Diego, 35-21. Brady is one of just seven NFL players with consecutive 400-yard passing games. Before Brady's performance against San Diego, only Drew Brees (2006) had followed a 500-yard game with 300 or more passing yards.
This marks the 19th time in his career Brady has earned the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor and the second consecutive week that he has won the award. Brady has now earned the honor in consecutive weeks three times in his career (2007, 2010 and 2011). He is the first player to earn AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks to open a season since the award was instituted in...
Former Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the Red Sox' September collapse.
"It's pretty clear," Duquette said. "The Sox are still leading the league in runs scored. Their pitching's just totally collapsed here in September. Some of it's injuries. You know what happens when you have a few injuries and you don't have the guys behind there to come in and do the job. And it's hard to do it with any pitching staff, but when you're in a pennant race, things just start to snowball a little bit.
"You've really got to have that starting pitching. I turned on the TV last week, every time I turned it on, the middle relievers were in the game. That can't be good."
Asked if he thinks the Red Sox will make the playoffs, Duquette said: "I sure hope so. But if they don't, it's pretty clear why they didn't. It's because of the pitching."
Former Red Sox star Manny Ramirez, who retired in April after reportedly testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, apparently wants to return to baseball. Winston Llenas, president of the Cibao Eagles in the Dominican Republic, told The Associated Press Tuesday that Ramirez has expressed a desire to play for his former team in his home country. Llenas said the 39-year-old wants to "play before the Dominican fans and to perhaps motivate other major league stars to also play in the country."
Ramirez, who is facing charges in Florida after allegedly hitting his wife last week, had some support from his former teammates on the Dodgers. Said Matt Kemp: "It shows he loves this sport a lot." Added James Loney: "It's good any way you look at it. Manny loves baseball and the Dominicans love Manny."
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Dustin Pedroia has been one of the outspoken leaders in the Red Sox clubhouse during the team's September swoon that has opened the door for the Rays to make a run at the wild card position Boston currently holds. After Tuesday's excruciating 7-5 loss to the Orioles, Pedroia told the group of reporters around his locker that his teammates aren't lacking for confidence.
Pedroia was asked if Tuesday's defeat hurts that much more since the Rays lost 5-0 in New York to the Yankees, meaning the Red Sox blew the chance to increase their wild card lead to three games, two in the loss column.
"Not really," Pedroia said in responding to the question. "We're two games up with seven to play so we'll come out [Wednesday] and play our butts off. We're good, we're good. We'll be all right. Take a deep breath."
Jonathan Papelbon, whose blown save in the eighth opened the door for the Orioles, reiterated what he said earlier...
A stand-up Jonathan Papelbon took full responsibility for his first blown save in 26 chances Tuesday night as the Red Sox watched a 5-4 lead in the eighth disappear when he allowed a two-out bases-clearing double to Robert Andino, leading to a 7-5 loss to the Orioles at Fenway Park.
"I'm called on," Papelbon said. "And whenever I'm called on, I've got to go out there and do my job. Tonight for me boiled down to execution, and I've got to be able to put guys away on 0-2. For me, this game's on me. We were put in a situation where the team needed me and I didn't come through."
Before the Andino at-bat, Papelbon entered in relief of Daniel Bard who -- after pitching a perfect seventh -- gave up consecutive one-out singles in the eighth. Papelbon struck out Chris Davis and had Nolan Reimold down two strikes. Reimold laced the next pitch to left to load the bases, setting the stage for Andino's clutch hit on a full count....
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