Speaking after his team's 41-14 rout of the Dolphins Monday night in Miami, Patriots coach Bill Belichick insisted the players believed they could turn in such a performance, although he believed others might have doubted them.
"No, I wasn't that surprised, but I guess everybody else is," Belichick said when asked if he was surprised his team was able to put up 35 second-half points. "You make plays, you score points. You don't make it, you don't score them." After pointing out that the Patriots have now won three of their last four games in Miami, Belichick continued, "I think our team is confident we can win. I know we don't do it every time, but we think we can."
The victory was unique considering the Patriots were the only team in NFL history to score touchdowns on a blocked field goal return, kickoff return, run, pass and interception return, and have a blocked punt to go along with...
After directing the Patriots to a 41-14 victory over the Dolphins Monday night, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told reporters in Miami that the Pats carried a chip on their shoulders into the game. "Yeah, it's going to be there for a while," Brady said. "We've got a lot of chips."
Brady completed 19-of-24 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown as the Pats not only won a big game on the road, but did most of their damage in the second half. "It's a big win for us," Brady said. "We've been talking about this all season and what we had to win on the road and play good four quarters of football. We did [Monday] and when we play well for four quarters, it's a good outcome."
Brady said the team was determined to have a good second half, and it got off to a fast start when Brandon Tate returned the second-half kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown. "It was awesome," Brady...
In the best special teams performance in team history and one of the best ever in the NFL, the Patriots blocked a punt, returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown, and got a 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Brandon Tate to open the second half as they rolled to a 41-14 win over the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.
Patrick Chung blocked a pair of Dolphin kicks, the second on a 53-yard field goal attempt that was returned 35 yards by Kyle Arrington for a fourth-quarter touchdown. Chung also returned an interception for a touchdown to finish off the scoring. It was the third pick of Chad Henne on the night, with the first two coming by Rob Ninkovich, the first two of his career.
The South Florida crowd watched as the Dolphins led 7-6 at halftime, only to watch Tate return the second-longest kick in team history to open a second half that had the Patriots outscoring the Dolphins, 35-7. ...
Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of Monday night's game against the Dolphins.
The Patriots announced that his return was questionable. Meriweather had a big hit in the first half on Davone Bess on a slip screen but had little other impact in the first half.
For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The following Patriots players are inactive for tonight's game against the Dolphins: running back Thomas Clayton, outside linebacker Shawn Crable, offensive lineman Nick Kaczur, defensive lineman Kyle Love, offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger, wide receiver Taylor Price, running back Fred Taylor and cornerback Terrence Wheatley. For more Patriots news, check weei.com/patriots.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how the Patriots held off the Jets, 17-16, Sunday at MetLife Stadium to improve to 12-3 and lock up a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Greg and Steve give their final thoughts and predictions for what is about to go down at MetLife Stadium today.
Curran calls the guys to discuss the game today and gets into the effect of having no Edelman. He talks about Amendola's role, the Pats running game and more.
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
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Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
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