Before Wes Welker hauled in a 41-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady on Sunday in the Patriots' 38-20 victory over the Eagles, the wide receiver told his quarterback exactly what he was going to do.
"He said before the play if I get this certain look, I'm going to fake like I'm running the in cut and run the post," Brady said. "He did it and came to the sideline and he's like, 'I told you.' It's nice when they work out how you talk about and Wes is so consistent and reliable. He's a phenomenal player."
Welker's touchdown gave the Pats a 21-10 lead and erased an early 10-point deficit. He later added a 9-yard score and finished the game with eight catches for 115 yards. Brady was 24-for-34 for 361 yards and three touchdowns.
"It's good to come on the road and get a win," Brady said. "[Philly is] a team that obviously has a lot of good players Getting down 10-0 and rallying, coming...
PHILADELPHIA -- Wes Welker caught a pair of touchdown passes from Tom Brady while BenJarvus Green-Ellis scored twice on a pair of short touchdown runs as the Patriots erased an early deficit and cruised to a 38-20 win over the Eagles Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. Brady also hit Rob Gronkowski for a 24-yard TD pass over the middle in the fourth quarter as he finished 24-of-34 for 361 yards and three touchdowns.
The Patriots fell behind quickly, 10-0, as several breakdowns in their secondary cost them dearly against Vince Young. The Eagles quarterback filling in for the injured Michael Vick, hit on completions of 22, 58 and 44 yards, twice beating Kyle Arrington. LeSean McCoy scored on a two-yard run off tackle on the first drive and Alex Henery drilled a 43-yard field goal to put the Eagles up early.
But the Patriots defense stiffened, containing Young and LeSean McCoy while Brady and Welker got warmed up. Brady completed...
Drew Gordon had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead New Mexico past Boston College, 75-57, in the fifth-place game of the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.
Matt Humphrey and Lonnie Jackson scored 12 points apiece for BC (2-4), while Patrick Heckmann netted 10.
The Lobos (4-2), who never trailed, jumped out a big lead early and led by 16 at the break, 41-25, after a Hugh Greenwood 3-pointer in the closing seconds. The lead was up to 22 points with 13:58 left after a Greenwood jumper. But Boston College did not quit, embarking on a 20-6 run and closing to within eight points with 4:44 remaining when Ryan Anderson tipped in a rebound to make it 62-54. New Mexico answered with a 7-0 run, with the last five from Gordon, to put the game away.
BC returns home to welcome Penn State, led by former Boston University coach Patrick Chambers, on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Patriots listed third quarterback Ryan Mallett as inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mallett has been inactive for all but one of 11 games so far in his rookie season. He was active in Week 3 against Buffalo.
The six remaining inactive Patriots players were all announced Saturday night by the team, including receiver Chad Ochocinco, who didn't practice Friday with a bad hamstring.
Also inactive are safety Patrick Chung (ankle), cornerback Devin McCourty (shoulder), linebackers Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee) and center Dan Connolly (groin).
The Eagles have made quarterback Michael Vick (ribs) and receiver Jeremy Maclin (shoulder/hamstring) inactive for the game. Vince Young will start for the Eagles while cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who hyperextended his left knee in practice on Thursday, will be active and play for Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA -- Quarterback Michael Vick and receiver Jeremy Maclin will not play today, Eagles team sources told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Additionally, the paper reports star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who hyperextended his left knee at Thursday’s practice, ran 40-yard sprints two hours before kickoff, will be a game-time decision.
Vince Young, who led a fourth-quarter, game-winning drive on Sunday night against the Eagles, will start in place of Vick at quarterback for the second straight game. Riley Cooper, who caught the game-winning catch from Young last Sunday, will start for Maclin, who is nursing shoulder and hamstring injuries.
Vick broke two ribs on Nov. 13 against the Cardinals and did not practice at all last week. He did increase his throwing on the side with each day and could be healthy enough to return for Thursday night...
Giardi and Price discuss the mega deal that CB Josh Norman signed with Washington and if he is worth it. They also relate it to the Pats and Malcolm Butler. Does the Norman deal mean that Butler is about to cash in and will the Pats go along for the ride? This leads to a discussion on other players the Patriots need to extend very soon.
Danny Vitale, the SuperBack - a fullback/TE hybrid type - joins GIardi and Price on NFL Sunday to discuss the process of entering the NFL Draft, the combine and interviewing with various NFL teams including your New England Patriots.
With the NFL draft only a few days away, Mike and Chris preview how things are shaping for the Pats and the rest of the league. It will be a strange this year since they don't have a first round pick - how will Belichick and company approach this dilemma? Also, would the Pats contemplate the idea of trading Jimmy G?
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.
Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia after he had a two home run game, one of which was a grand slam that propelled the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves
We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.
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Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss what the Patriots will be looking for on the second day of the draft.
After forfeiting their 1st round pick, the Pats get to join the party and draft some new young talent. The guys look at who the team might select over the weekend.
Kirk took more shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian, so the midday show guys respond.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how much money Laremy Tunsil lost when his Twitter, Instagram, and iPhone photos were hacked. The gang also addresses some ESPN on ESPN crime as Dan LeBetard took a few shots at Todd McShay.
We continue to talk NFL Draft, Brady's new lawyer, the Celtics playoff bouncing, Roger Goodell's award tour and more... its all on the table on a freestyle friday.
We discuss the hiring of a top notch litigator by Brady and the NFLPA, and how it might have been sparked by Roger Goodell's neverending award tour where he continues to spew lies and half-truths to the public.
We discuss the Celts exit from the playoffs, the steps they took this season to be better, and what steps need to be taken to keep getting better in the future.
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress
SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft
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As predicted, ESPN canned Curt Schilling regarding the North Carolina transgender laws. Glenn and Lou react.More from this show
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