BALTIMORE -- Justin Tucker connected on a 27-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Ravens to a 31-30 come-from-behind win over the Patriots on Sunday night at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. A pass interference call on Devin McCourty at the Patriots' 7-yard line set up the game-winning field goal.
After a week of speculation about his role in the Patriots offense, Wes Welker had his biggest game of the year, catching eight balls for 142 yards. Tom Brady finished 28-of-41 for 335 yards and a touchdown as the Patriots fell to 1-2 and are under .500 for the first time since losing the opening game in 2003.
The game was yet another public relations nightmare for the NFL as replacement officials combined to call 24 penalties for 218 yards.
The Patriots raced out to a 13-0 lead thanks in large part to suffocating defense on Joe Flacco that held the Ravens without a first-quarter first down and an overwhelming time...
BALTIMORE -- Running back Shane Vereen, offensive lineman Nick McDonald and defensive end Jake Bequette were the final three inactives announced by the Patriots before the Sunday night showdown with the Ravens.
The Patriots had already ruled out Aaron Hernandez (ankle), Brandon Deaderick (ankle), Justin Francis (ankle) and Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) for the game.
Tight ends Kellen Winslow and Daniel Fells are both active, with Fells active for the first time this season. In addition, Deion Branch is active and could pick up some of the slack in the passing game. Branch could be insurance if Brandon Lloyd isn't able to play the entire game. After playing all 80 offensive snaps last Sunday against the Cardinals, he developed a quadriceps issue this week at practice and was cleared for the game only after testing it during warmups. The same is true for Logan Mankins, who is active after dealing with a hip issue.
BALTIMORE -- Once they finish their game against the Ravens, the Patriots will look ahead to the Bills and they'll be doing so knowing they won't have to worry about C.J. Spiller.
The running back who came into Week 3 leading the NFL in rushing, injured his shoulder in the first half of Buffalo's win over Cleveland and did not return.
"I don't believe it's long, long-term," Bills coach Chan Gailey said after the game. "If he missed a week that's long for me. He's going to be out for sure this week [vs. Patriots] and then we'll see."
This makes two Buffalo running backs who have been knocked out early in the season. Fred Jackson went down in Week 1 with a knee injury. Unlike Spiller, Jackson has not been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Patriots in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Spiller rushed for 169 rushing yards against the Jets in Week 1 and 123 in Week 2 against the Chiefs. He had 16 yards in four...
Speaking prior to the tribute to Johnny Pesky at Fenway Park Sunday, former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez shared his view on the current state of the Sox.
"I'm not that far apart from also having teams that went completely bad, especially after the second half," said Martinez when asked about any disappointment regarding how the organization had taken a turn for the worse in 2012. "I'm very familiar with it. Those are things that could be achieved, some of the things they have to do.
"They have to change some things. When things go wrong, you have to really look for the things that went wrong and fix them. The team has the tools to actually come back next year. I was on a lot of teams where we had a lot of sore and painful defeats, but it all showed up the next year and we got better and better and better. This team, all they have to do is fix their character, come back next year and think that anything is possible, and...
BALTIMORE -- Second-year star receiver Torrey Smith will play in the Sunday night game against the Patriots after the death of his younger brother earlier in the day, according to a report by the Baltimore Sun.
Tevin Smith, 19, was killed after striking a utility pole with his motorcycle just before midnight in northeast Virginia. Torrey Smith left to be with his familiy in Virginia and the Ravens informed him that the decision to play in tonight's game was totally up to him. Smith re-joined the Ravens just before 4 p.m. and the Baltimore Sun reported that "all indications" pointed to him being active and available to the team in the Sunday night game.
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Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia to discuss the 33-year-old's longevity, his thoughts on Tom Brady's approach and what the real deal is when it comes to who is the leader in the Red Sox' clubhouse.
Rob Bradford talks with both Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes, and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister, about the fascinating project the reliever undertook in the final month of 2016. Barnes explains how he, with the help of others, made a concerted effort to emulate Dellin Betances of the Yankees and how that exercise helped turn around the former No. 1 pick's season.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Mack Beggs should have been wrestling men. Gerry wants to put an end to women's wrestling.
Hour 3. Moonlight wins after a big mistake. Curtis's dad paid for his dog's plane ticket.
Hour 1. Reimer joins Kirk and Gerry on the Monday after the Oscars. A mistake leads to the best moment in Oscars' history.
The deadline for NFL team's to use the franchise tag is Wednesday, and the guys discuss the future of Jimmy Garoppolo and Dont'a Hightower.
Andrew Benintendi is one of the favorites to win the AL Rookie of the Year award, despite playing in 35 games last year.
Glenn, Lou and Christian recap the Celtics weekend and continue to lament the fact that Danny didn't get someone to help out on the boards.
Dale and MIchael discuss Mo Sanu playing the blame game for the Super Bowl loss, plus other Super Bowl related topics... for instance, will the Falcons EVER get over that loss?
Dale and Michael discuss the interest out there for Jimmy G, and whether the Patriots will move on from him.
Dale and Michael spend a good portion of the program discussing the Bruins. What are there chances going forward and what do they need to add?
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ben, Russ, and Alex talk about the decision by the Leicester City to dismiss Claudio Ranieri just months after winning the Premier League and if Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will sign with the MLS this summer?
Christian and Dr Gill talk about how baseball players need to stay in shape in the offseason, continuing maintenance during the season, and how Pablo Sandoval's health could be after missing nearly an entire season.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap a K&C Monday with Alex Reimer joining the guys for a post-Oscar themed show
Dino reunites with the guys at spring training.More from this show
Hour 3. Moonlight wins after a big mistake. Curtis's dad paid for his dog's plane ticket.More from this show
We spoke with Danny Ainge and discussed all aspects of the Celtics, trading deadline, playoffs and beyond.More from this show