Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was able to breathe a sigh of relief after James Sanders picked off a Peyton Manning pass in the final minute of the Patriots 31-28 victory over the Colts, but he wasn't happy about the way his offense executed down the stretch. "We knew it was going to come down to the end, like always," Brady said. "We started fast. Wish we would have executed a little better there in the second half. Any time you play these guys, you’ve got to play to the end."
Still, Brady was obviously happy to get the win. "Believe me, we’re happy we won," he said. "You beat the Colts, you’ve got to be happy you won, but also it means that we got to do a better job there."
Brady noted the Pats failure to convert third downs late in the game, which opened the door for the Colts to rally from 31-14 down and gave them a chance to try and steal the win....
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick described his team as "really happy to get the win" following its 31-28 victory over the Colts at Gillette Stadium. But while he was pleased to improve to 8-2, he also suggested that the quick turnaround prior to the Thursday game against the Lions left New England with little time to celebrate.
"It went right down to the wire. [The Colts] are an outstanding football team. They really do a good job," said Belichick. "Our guys just made a few more plays than they did today. Really happy to get the win. We’ve got a quick turnaround here. We can’t stay on this one very long, but we’ll enjoy it for a couple hours."
Belichick praised the play made by safety James Sanders on the Colts' final drive of the game, when he picked off a pass inside the Patriots' 10-yard-line to halt the Indianapolis drive and seal New England's victory....
FOXBORO -- James Sanders intercepted Peyton Manning at the Patriots 6-yard line with 31 seconds remaining to thwart another collapse to the Colts and the Patriots held on for a 31-28 win Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Danny Woodhead had a spectacular 36-yard TD run and Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes as the Patriots survived a late-game threat.
Brady finished 19-of-25 for 186 yards on the afternoon while Woodhead put the Patriots up, 28-14 late in the third quarter with a run off right tackle, as he stayed on his feet after nearly being brought down at the 10-yard line. Shayne Graham's 25-yard field goal early in the fourth put the Patriots ahead, 31-14.
While Manning did complete 38-of-52 passes for 396 yards and four touchdowns, the Patriots defense came up with big plays, including an interception by Brandon Meriweather on the game's opening drive that set-up Brady's 22-yard TD pass to Wes...
Playing without Rajon Rondo, who was shut down before the game with a strained hamstring, the Celtics couldn't hold a late lead in a 102-101 loss to the Toronto Raptors Sunday night. The Celtics, who played inconsistently for most of the afternoon, actually rallied to take the lead but Ray Allen lost control of the ball with 18 seconds left and Amir Johnson made two free throws with 2.7 seconds left. Paul Pierce missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have won it.
The Celtics rallied from a double-digit fourth quarter deficit on the strength of their defense, which had been absent for most of the first half. They were also handicapped by serious foul trouble with all of their big men limited by fouls from the second quarter on. With all that, Allen was able to knock down back-to-back 3-pointers that tied the game and then gave the Celtics a 97-94 lead.
Filling in for Rondo, Nate Robinson scored a season-high 22 points...
FOXBORO -- Despite feeling stronger in practice, running back Fred Taylor will miss his seventh straight game with turf toe while starting right guard Stephen Neal will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury.
The full Patriots inactives: WR Taylor Price, RB Fred Taylor, CB Jonathan Wilhite, S Jarrad Page, OL Rich Ohrnberger, OL Stephen Neal, OL Mark LeVoir and DL Myron Pryor.
In addition to the five players left at home on Saturday, the Colts announced OG Jamie Thomas and DT Ricardo Mathews as inactive. The Colts who did not make the trip including running backs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart, linebackers Clint Session and Gary Brackett, and defensive backs Justin Tyron and Bob Sanders.
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
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...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.More from this show