After setting an NFL record for turnover-free football against the Bills, Tom Brady said he was most proud of the way the team handled adversity during a week filled with the flu and injury, ending with a 34-3 win. The victory clinched the team's eighth AFC East title in 10 years and assured New England the No. 1 seed and home field advantage throughout the upcoming AFC playoffs.
"It never gets old, I'll tell you that," Brady said. "We never get tired of winning. It's what we've been preparing for all offseason and training camp and to have a chance to do something pretty special today. It's a tough division, with the Bills twice in these conditions, the Jets, Miami, with the difficult time they give us. To come out victorious, obviously, everyone is very proud of it. The season is not over yet."
The Patriots were without starting tight end Aaron Hernandez (hip) and Dan Connolly (concussion...
Bill Belichick met with the media following the Patriots 34-3 win over the Bills on Sunday, a win that clinched the club's eighth AFC East title in 10 years as well as home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
"It was a good win," said Belichick. "I thought our guys did a good job, certainly on ball possession and turnovers, which were a huge factor in the game. Our guys did a pretty decent job of taking care of it, fortunately we were able to get some on the other end and a capitalize on those. A real tough week, I really got a lot of respect for our players. Had a bunch of guys with the flu, and some guys with bumps and bruises coming off the Green Bay game, fighting through it … I'm proud of them for that."
Tom Brady broke Bernie Kosar's NFL record for consecutive passes without an interception on Sunday. Belichick was asked for his thoughts on the accomplishment.
The major snow storm that has slammed the east coast will force the Patriots to celebrate their eighth AFC East title in 10 seasons in Western New York.
Moments after their 34-3 win over the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium, coach Bill Belichick said the team would be unable to fly back to Boston or New England. Asked what he and the Patriots planned to do with an extended stay on the road, Belichick quipped, "rest."
The Patriots announced that - as part of their contingency plans - the team will bus east on the New York Thruway to Rochester and stay overnight there and then fly back Monday due to blizzard that already forced the postponement of Sunday night's Vikings-Eagles game in Philadelphia. That game will be played on Tuesday night.
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Tom Brady set a new NFL mark for passes without an interception and the Patriots rolled up 217 yards rushing in a 34-3 rout of the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park that clinched the AFC East and the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. As a result of their 15th straight win over the Bills, the 13-2 Patriots will stay at home for as long as they remain alive in the playoffs until Super Bowl XLV.
Brady finished 15-of-27 for just 140 yards, but he threw three TD passes, establishing a new NFL mark for passes thrown without an interception early in the third quarter. One pass after Brady set the record, Rob Gronkowski caught his second 8-yard TD catch. Brady also hit Alge Crumpler from 4 yards for a TD in the second quarter. Danny Woodhead had 93 yards on 13 carries, including a 29-yard touchdown run in the first quarter that put the Patriots ahead to stay. BenJarvus Green-Ellis added 104 yards and is now 72 yards from 1,000 on the...
Tom Brady set a new NFL mark for passes without an interception and then found Rob Gronkowski for a touchdown on the next pass as the Patriots quarterback continued his remarkable season Sunday in Buffalo.
Brady threw his 309th pass without being intercepted on an incompletion to Gronkowski at the Bills goal line on the Patriots' second drive of the second half, breaking the previous record held by Cleveland's Bernie Kosar, spanning the 1990-91 seasons. Brady has now thrown 24 TD passes since last being picked off by Baltimore on Oct. 17. One pass after setting the record, Gronkowski caught his second eight-yard TD catch. Brady also hit Alge Crumpler from four yards for a TD in the second-quarter.
"What's my reaction? I'm glad I'm not throwing interceptions," Brady said. "I think our team's done a really good job of not turning the ball over this year, in general. All of the guys who'...
Greg and Chris talk with Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston in hour 2 of NFL Sunday to discuss a variety of offseason happenings with the Pats and throughout the league. Greg and Chris also get into the NFL Draft and where Mariota and Winston will go.
Mike Reiss calls the guys to talk about the offseason news for the Pats. He talks about the Pats/Jets tampoering fiasco, free agency, where he sees Ridley and Connolly ending up, if the Patriots would be interested in Reggie Wayne and more.
In the first hour of the show, Greg and Chris discuss the news coming out of the owners' meetings this week and rule changes. Belichick's blow-up over the league not wanting to spend on endzone cameras was well documented and the guys react. They also talk about the Jets ridiculous tampering charges, free agents still lingering out there, where Stevan Ridley will land and the RB position in New England. Dickerson and Price briefly discuss the adventures of Tom Brady before being joined by WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia to talk all things Pats in the offseason.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
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.
Joe and Alex talked with the Sox AGM about the state of the team as Opening Day approaches.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Peter Chiarelli joined the Sunday Skate crew to talk about the Bruins playoff push heading into the final handful of games of the regular season. Chiarelli talked about avoiding some of the overly negative feedback he gets while realizing that the team does have real issues. He discusses what went down at the trade deadline and if he was happy with the outcome, Lucic having a down year and underperforming, the salary cap and if he considers it as big of an issue as it's been made out to be and what the future holds for the team.
It's a big hour #2 for the Sunday Skate dudes - they talk about the B's defenseman and what the future looks like at that position, with both moves the team can make and younger guys in the AHL. They also get into the Bruins philosophy on bringing guys up and sending them back down and how players deal with that. Finally, the boys are joined by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli to discuss EVERYTHING.
The Sunday Skate crew gets the show going discussing the Bruins big, impressive victory over the NY Rangers yesterday. What can you take from that game? According to LB - Lyndon Byers - who called the guys from the road, not a lot. LB drops a dime on what was going on with the Rangers yesterday. DJ and Joe discuss Claude's lines and groupings and the importance of Ryan Spooner. They also get into Lucic, his contributions this year and if he can turn things around.
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The guys discussed the disgusting protests at the scene of Officer Moynihan's shooting.
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Wrestlemania was a trial run for Super Bowl 50. More Christian dog stuff. Superintendent in Chief William Gross of the BPD deals with some idiotic protesters after the fatal shooting in Roxbury on Friday night.
Shawn Thornton is now a member of the Panthers, who come to town tomorrow night. Thornton spoke about Claude Julien's control of the Bruins locker room, and his own team playing his former team on Tuesday night.
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We listen in on Adam Shefter's deflategate report on NFL Live on ESPN, and discuss when we can expect this whole mess to come to a head.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
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Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Kirk's massage and crap all over Sausage.
Ben and Adam finish the odyssey that is the history of Wrestlemania. Wrestlemanias 21-30 are discussed and analyzed.
Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.
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