Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, running back James Starks ran for 123 yards and the Packers beat Michael Vick and the Eagles 21-16 in an NFC wild-card game Sunday in Philadelphia. However, Rodgers had to sweat things out down the stretch, as a Vick pass for the end zone was picked off by Packers defensive back Tramon Williams with 33 seconds left to seal the win. The Packers now advance to face the Falcons in divisional playoff action Saturday night in Atlanta.
The Ravens scored 20 second-half points on the way to a 30-7 win over the Chiefs to capture a wild card win Sunday afternoon in Kansas City. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco finished 25-for-34 for 265 yards and two touchdowns on the way to the victory, while Ray Rice had 57 rushing yards and Todd Heap added 108 receiving yards for the Ravens, who advance to face the Steelers in Pittsburgh next Sunday in the divisional playoff round. Former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel struggled in his first postseason start with the Chiefs, throwing three interceptions.
Former Patriots running back Curtis Martin is one of 17 finalists who were announced Sunday as finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Martin, a third-round pick of New England in 1995, rushed for 3,799 yards in three seasons with the Patriots, including 1,487 yards and 14 touchdowns as a rookie. In all, he played 11 seasons in the NFL, finishing with 14,101 rushing yards and 90 touchdowns.
Martin, a finalist in his first year of eligibility, joins an illustrious list of finalists, one that includes fellow first-timers Jerome Bettis, Marshall Faulk, Willie Roaf and Deion Sanders. They will be joined by 10 others: Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Dermontti Dawson, Richard Dent, Chris Doleman, Charles Haley, Cortez Kennedy, Andre Reed, Ed Sabol and Shannon Sharpe. In addition, there are two senior nominees, Chris Hanburger and Les Richter, who were announced in August.
The Selection Committee will meet in Texas on Feb. 5 to elect...
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....
We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
Michele discussed the heart wrenching testimony of Bill Richard.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show by discussing the latest in the Marathon Bombing trial.
Former NBA player, and local high-school basketball star Chris Herren joins the show to discuss Josh Hamilton's battle with substance abuse and shares his own story.
Adam Schefter of ESPN talks about where Darrelle Revis might end up, Vince Wilfork's release and the future's of other Patriots free agents.
The guys talk about a passionate Eagles fan's reaction to the McCoy trade, a story about Mike Tyson and Harrison Ford's plane crash.
Michael, Dale and Jerry reflect on the career of Vince Wilfork with the Patriots, and wonder if it's really final... whether there's any chance at all that Vince could return to the Patriots.
Michael and Jerry talk about the Celts win last night, and a great play drawn up by Brad Stevens for the win.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how losing Wilfork's salary cap hit might be part of a bigger plan to hang on to Darrelle Revis and others.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
With a work stoppage averted the MLS season gets underway and we preview it all. Ben and Russ make predictions for the Revs and the expansion teams.
Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the show to share his love of the Brow and discuss the surging Celtics playoff chances. Then we take a field trip to the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference and analyze the data with Rick Friedman.
Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.
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