FOXBORO -- In a rough first half, Tom Brady managed to accomplish a significant milestone.
Brady went over the 5,000-yard plateau for the first time in his career when he connected with a wide open Aaron Hernandez down the right sideline in the second quarter.
It marked the fourth time in NFL history a quarterback passed the 5,000-yard mark in a season, joining Drew Brees (2011, 2008) and Dan Marino in 1984.
Brady finished with three touchdown passes on 23-of-35 for 338 yards, and in the process passed Marino's 1984 mark of 5,084 yards, which stood until Drew Brees broke it last Monday against the Falcons. Brady finished the 2011 season with a career-best 5,235 yards passing, second only in NFL history to Brees' total of 5,476 this season.
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FOXBORO -- For the first time since both were injured in a Nov. 6 loss to the Giants, safety Patrick Chung and linebacker Brandon Spikes are active for today's season finale against the Bills.
Chung injured his right foot against the Giants and tried to play the next week before getting scratched against the Jets in warmups. Spikes injured his right knee against the Giants in the second half and has missed all seven games since.
Matt Light, after being scratched last Saturday in warmups with a right ankle injury, is active and available. In addition to Logan Mankins (left knee) and Sebastian Vollmer (right foot), both of whom were ruled out Friday, Ron Brace, Tracy White, Kevin Faulk, Ryan Mallett and Shane Vereen are inactive for Sunday's game.
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FOXBORO -- With his team preparing for a season finale against the Bills, Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is on the verge of leaving after the season to take over for Joe Paterno as the head coach of Penn State football, according to a report by USA TODAY.
Jon Saraceno of USA TODAY tweeted Sunday morning that "a person with knowledge of the Penn State hiring tells USA TODAY that only contract details need to be finalized before O'Brien is the man."
Earlier in the morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that emerged as a leading candidate for the job, one year after assuming the offensive coordinator duties full-time with the Patriots.
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The Bruins saw their seven-game win streak come to an end Saturday night, with the B's suffering a 4-2 loss to the Stars in Dallas.
"They came at us aggressive, and from our end we probably played our worst game in a long time," Bruins coach Claude Julien told NESN after the loss. Julien later added, "Once in a while when you lose like we did tonight it puts things in perspective."
The Bruins, who had beaten the Stars in the teams last three meetings, fell into a 3-1 hole after the first period thanks to goals by Dallas' Loui Eriksson, Trevor Daley and former Bruin Michael Ryder. Eriksson's goal, which came just 3:21 into the period, came on a two-man advantage for the hosts. The lone goal for the visitors in the first came from Tyler Seguin, who knotted the game at 1-1, 11:39 into the game.
The Stars extended their lead against the Bruins and their netminder, Tim Thomas, in the second when Tom Wandell netted...
Bruins forward Rich Peverley will return to the lineup Saturday night against the Stars, coach Claude Julien confirmed to reporters following the team's morning skate. Tim Thomas was first netminder off the ice in the morning skate and is expected to get the start in goal.
Peverley missed the team's last two games with an undisclosed injury that Julien said was helped by rest. The team kept him out of the lineup last Friday agaisnt the Panthers and this Wednesday against the Coyotes. With Peverley's return to the lineup, Zach Hamill will be a healthy scratch.
In 30 games this season, Peverley has six goals and 19 assists for 25 points.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
John, Gerry and Bradfo discuss a rare political stance by Michael Jordan, and the ensuing criticism he received from ESPN talking head Kevin Blackistone. A Black Lives Matter discussion ensues.
Rob Bradford is thrust into 'Headlines' duty by John Dennis, and Bradfo does his best to spin a few entertaining news yarns.
Rob Bradford is in studio with Dino and Gerry to discuss Red Sox trade possibilities and to throw cold water on Chris Sale trade chances.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian examine the blow-back Michael Jordan is receiving for donating to both sides of the Police violence divide. OMF thinks he did the right thing.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian try to decide if Chris Sale is "Winning-obsessed" or "Fatal Attraction level crazy." But you still want him, right?
Lou doesn't want to make a big deal, or give up big time prospects. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss whether or not the Red Sox need to make any deal before Monday's deadline.
Dale and Holley w/Thornton talk about some of the lingering issues about the Pats heading into training camp.
With the news that Tom Jackson is leaving ESPN we take a look back at some of Jackson's greatest hits.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the best sound of the day!
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about what you need to do to be in the best shape to help your golf game. What exercises you should and shouldn't be doing so you can impress on the course.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
This week we look back at the Open Championship.
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