In the lead-up up to Thursday's Bengals-Jets game, Terrell Owens called Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis "average" and said he had yet to prove he was more than a one-year wonder. Thursday night, Revis let his actions do the talking, helping to hold T.O. to three catches for 17 yards in New York's 26-10 win. "Just trying to make ends meet out there for an average corner," Revis said. "They stuck me on the best receiver, Terrell Owens. I was kind of shocked that they put an average corner on one of the best receivers in the league. But I guess I managed to do OK against him."
Revis, who last year criticized Owens and then-Patriots receiver Randy Moss, admitted that Owens' comments fired him up. "I didn't like it," Revis said of the comments. "I felt that it was disrespectful. I mean I'm sure he felt the same way when I called him a slouch last year. So it goes vice versa with the feelings. I felt he...
One of the big reasons the Patriots were down 17-10 at halftime to the 2-8 Lions on Thursday was the pressure the Lions were getting on Tom Brady.
Ndamukong Suh sacked Brady in the first quarter and the Lions athletic front, led by Kyle Vanden Bosch, hit Brady hard at least five other times as Brady was held in check.
"Once the speed of the game slowed down, we got everything under control," Brady said. "They've got a hell of a pass rush."
Then the offensive line held their end of the bargain in the second half, keeping Brady upright and allowing the QB to fire four TDs, including a long, game-changing 79-yard bomb to Deion Branch. The Patriots went on to score a 45-24 win over the Lions in Detroit on Thursday.
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Bill Belichick met with the media after the Patriots defeated the Lions on Thanksgiving by a 45-24 final, a win that moved the Patriots to 9-2 on the season. The head coach was asked about the effort of his team to this point of 2010.
"I really appreciate what these guys have done so far this year to be where we are at," said Belichick. "It's taken a lot of hard work, it hasn't always been perfect - sometimes it hasn't even been good - but it is what it is. We have a good opportunity ahead of us, so we'll relax, kick back for a couple of days of rest and be ready and roll coming in here next week with the Jets."
The Patriots trailed at the half Thursday by a 17-10 score, but ran away with the game in the second half thanks to four Tom Brady TD passes and a couple of key INTs from rookie Devin McCourty. Belichick was impressed with the performance of his team in the final 30 minutes.
Deion Branch caught two touchdown passes, Devin McCourty intercepted two Shaun Hill passes - setting up a pair of touchdowns - as the Patriots rallied for 35 second-half points to steamroll past the Detroit Lions, 45-24, Thursday at Ford Field. BenJarvus Green-Ellis also ran for a pair of touchdowns as the Patriots improved to 9-2 on the season.
Trailing 14-3 in the first half and 17-10 at halftime, Tom Brady fired four second-half touchdowns and finished 21-for-27 for 347 yards to help the Patriots overcome early sluggishness. Brady and Branch kick-started the Patriots with an electrifying 79-yard TD connection that put the Patriots in a 24-24 tie, in the third quarter. Branch finished with three catches, two touchdowns and 113 yards as the Patriots scored 28 unanswered points.
The Patriots outscored the Lions 21-0 in the fourth quarter. Wes Welker also had a pair of touchdown catches as the Patriots improved to 2...
Junior guard Reggie Jackson scored 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and hit two clutch baskets down the stretch as Boston College survived Texas A&M, 67-65, in the opening game of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla.
The Eagles' win was not secure until the final buzzer sounded and a reverse layup from Texas A&M guard Dash Harris hung on the rim before falling out.
"We were thinking, 'Please, just go out. Rattle out," Jackson told WEEI.com in a phone interview after the win.
BC (3-1) advances to Friday's semifinal (noon) to play the winner of Thursday's second game between Wisconsin and Manhattan.
The Eagles never trailed, but Texas A&M (3-1) rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to tie the game on a few occasions. Jackson put BC ahead for good with 2:08 remaining when he caught Biko Paris' inbounds pass in the air and laid it in in one motion for a 64-62...
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.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk chat with Tom Curran about the Patriots declining Vince Wilfork's option and the status of Darrelle Revis.
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McPhee joined Dennis, Callahan and Minihane to give a first hand account of the proceedings inside the courtroom during the trial of the Boston bomber.
Peirre McGuire of NBC Sports to talk about the snake-bit Bruins and their chances of making the playoffs. Pierre then weighs in the idea of Christian Fauria playing goalie
Steve Cooper, reporter for 7 News, joined the show to talk about the first day of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial.
Legalization issues, substitute teachers shower outrageous movies, and Auntie Fee, the best cooking show host.
We talk Boston Bruins with NESN's Jack Edwards, our first talk since the NHL trade deadline.
Jerry discusses the plus and minus' of the Patriots first (of many) Super Bowl DVD's
Dale and Michael briefly discuss the opening of the Marathon Bombing Trial, and how the 'Free Dhzokar' crowd will have to get a new hobby.
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.
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.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin previews the opening round of the Hockey East tournament with Northeastern coach Jim Madigan and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and The Mack Report.
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