FOXBORO -- Aaron Hernandez caught a pair of touchdown passes from Tom Brady and the Patriots held off the feisty Green Bay Packers, 31-27, Sunday night at Gillette Stadium for their sixth straight win. Tully Banta-Cain sacked Matt Flynn as time expired at the Patriots 16.
With Aaron Rodgers inactive due to his second concussion of the season, Matt Flynn was impressive in his first NFL start as he threw three touchdowns and one interception. That one interception was returned 36 yards by Kyle Arrington for a touchdown early in the third quarter to give the Patriots a 21-17 lead. Flynn, who finished 21-of-33 for 229 yards, engineered several time-consuming drives, helping the Packers hold a dominant edge in time of possession, 40:48 to 19:12.
Patriots starting right guard Dan Connolly set an NFL record for the longest recorded kick-off return by an offensive lineman when he rambled 71 yards to the Green Bay 4...
FOXBORO -- Aaron Rodgers won't play tonight but Aaron Hernandez will as the Patriots rookie tight end avoided the inactive list and will play in the game against the Packers. Running back Fred Taylor leads the list of inactives for the Patriots.
The three defensive linemen who all missed practice this week are also inactive for the Patriots as Mike Wright, Ron Brace and Myron Pryor will not play. Offensive linemen Rich Ohrnberger and Mark LeVoir are inactive, as are receiver Taylor Price and running back Thomas Clayton.
In addition to Rodgers, CB Josh Gordy, LB Frank Zombo, OL Nick McDonald, OL Marshall Newhouse, DE Cullen Jenkins, RB James Starks and CB Pat Lee round out Green Bay's inactives. For complete coverage of the game against the Packers, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/packers and the blog...
Biko Paris and Josh Southern scored 18 points apiece, and Boston College rolled past Bryant, 93-77, in front of 5,126 at Conte Forum on Sunday afternoon.
All of Paris' points came from behind the arc, as he hit 6-of-9 3-pointers. Southern was equally as impressive down low, hitting 8-of-9 shots to record a season high.
Reggie Jackson scored 16 points, including a couple of highlight-reel dunks, and dished out nine assists. Corey Raji netted 15 points. Joe Trapani had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles, who won their sixth straight to improve to 9-2.
It was a two-point game midway through the first half when BC went on a 14-0 run, fueled by a pair of 3-pointers from Paris. The Eagles led by 17 at the break, 51-34, and there was no drama in Period 2.
Alex Francis had 15 points and nine rebounds for Bryant, which fell to 1-9 in its third season at Division 1.
The Celtics extended their win streak to 13 games thanks to a 99-88 win over the Pacers Sunday afternoon at TD Garden. Paul Pierce, Nate Robinson, and Glen Davis all led the way with 18 points apiece, while Ray Allen contributed with 17. Pierce finished with a triple-double, coming away with 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Center Shaquille O'Neal made his presence felt in returning to the starting lineup, netting a much-needed 11 points considering back-up center Semih Erden was limited with a groin injury. To read what went right and went wrong for the Celtics' in their latest victory, see the Green Street Blog. For more Celtics coverage, go to the team page at weei.com/celtics.
The Celtics got some good news Sunday as Shaquille O'Neal will return to the starting lineup for their game against the Pacers this afternoon at TD Garden. Semih Erden, who has played well in Shaq's absence, will also be available, although he is dealing with a groin injury. "Semih is not feeling well," Doc Rivers said. "He is going to play, but I don’t know how much he’s going to play. At this point [Saturday] we thought he wasn’t playing and then today he said he was fine. So we’ll see."
Jermaine O'Neal will remain sidelined, as expected. He was able to practice Saturday for the first time since sitting out the second half of the Celtics game against the Mavericks back on Nov. 8. Rivers said that O'Neal is getting closer and could possibly play Wednesday when the Celtics play the Sixers.
For more Celtics news, visit the team page at...
Final thoughts & final predictions on the final segment of the year!
Fauria calls the guys to break down the game and gives his reasoning as to why he feels the Pats should win by 4 ... or possibly more.
Dickerson, DeOssie and Price talk about 2 of the biggest story lines of the week - the ridiculous press conference the commissioner of the NFL held on Friday and Marshawn Lynch's mockery of media day.
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.
Wrapping up the show's week on radio row.
Show favorite Mad Dog Russo joins the guys to look at Sunday's game and the response he has seen to deflategate.
Kravitz calls in to put a wrap on the deflategate this week's coverage. He details some of the twitter attacks he has received from Patriots fans.
Christian ran around Radio Row getting predictions form anyone he could find, which included being Green-Flied by Warren Sapp
Local Wiseguy Louie Merloni gives us the lines for Super Bowl XLIX
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins Lou, Christian and Tim to talk about all the news surrounding Super Bowl XLIX
We help you gamblers out there by breaking down some Super Bowl Prop Bets.
Kevin Harlan talks about some of his famous calls from Patriots games and previews the Super Bowl live from Radio Row.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and give his prediction for the big game.
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Mikey and Mut are gearing up for the Super Bowl on the final show before the Patriots take on the Seahawks.
DeOssie joins Mut from Arizona to talk about how big the hype has been for this year's Super Bowl in comparison to other Super Bowl games in the past and how Seattle's defense matches up against New England's offense.
Jim and Pete talk about the final football game of the 2014 season. It's the Patriots and the Seahawks, and there's still fantasy football to be played!
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
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