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10/16/2011 - 9:04pm
Scandrick: 'Won more than I lost' vs. Welker

FOXBORO -- The Patriots may have beaten the Cowboys, 20-16, on Tom Brady's 8-yard pass to Aaron Hernandez with 22 seconds remaining but the Cowboys felt they made a point in holding Wes Welker to six catches and a season-low 45 yards. Cornerback Orlando Scandrick was the defensive back assigned to Welker all afternoon by Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. 

"It was me versus him a lot," Scandrick said. "Pretty much, I followed him. I followed him a lot and we battled, tugging, pushing, it was a battle. What makes it tougher, when they're going no-huddle, sometimes he's making breaks and I'm not getting out [on him]. I'm not going to make excuses, they made more plays than us, they won the game. I tip my cap to them.

"I knew it was going to be a challenge. All of his routes have a second option between him and Tom. I won a lot of battles. I won more than I lost." 

But, Welker did manage to beat Scandrick...

10/16/2011 - 7:21pm
Better late: Brady leads Pats to win

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady hit Aaron Hernandez on a crossing route in the end zone with 22 seconds left to lift the Patriots to a dramatic 20-16 win over the Cowboys in a mistake-filled game on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Dan Bailey converted a 26-yard field goal with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter as the Cowboys took a three-point lead. Despite turning the ball over four times, the Patriots took sole possession of first place in the AFC East after the Bills fell to the Giants, 27-24, at MetLife Stadium earlier in the afternoon. 

In an unexpected defensive battle, Brady struggled to get into any sort of offensive rhythm. After getting sacked four times last week against the Jets, Brady was sacked another three times on Sunday, twice by Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Before the game-winning drive, Brady was just 19-of-32 for 211 yards and just one TD, a five-yard strike in the second quarter to Wes Welker, and a season-low QB rating...

10/16/2011 - 2:59pm
Woodhead, Green-Ellis active, Mayo out

FOXBORO -- For a second straight game, the Patriots will be without linebacker Jerod Mayo, who is healing his injured left knee. Mayo was one of the seven Patriots inactives for Sunday's game against the Cowboys at Gillette Stadium. Mayo returned to practice on Friday for the first time since hurting his left knee in the first half of the game against the Raiders in Oakland on Oct. 2 and was listed as questionable for Sunday. He missed last week against the Jets. 

Also out of Sunday's game are safety Josh Barrett (hamstring/thumb), Ras-I Dowling (hip), Sergio Brown, Julian Edelman (ankle), Ryan Mallett and Sebastian Vollmer. Vollmer is out for the fifth time in six games this season with a bad back. 

Danny Woodhead (ankle) and BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe) were both questionable for the game but have been cleared for duty. 

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10/16/2011 - 2:43pm
Sources: Hinch not in mix for Sox manager

According to multiple sources familiar with the Red Sox managerial search, the team has no plans to bring in former Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch to interview for its managerial vacancy. While some rumors emerged suggesting that Hinch was the favorite to become the next Red Sox manager, one source characterized that assessment as "not at all true."

The Sox have only been able to perform due diligence thus far in their managerial search and will not begin interviewing candidates until after the status of GM Theo Epstein is resolved. Still, to date, the team has not discussed Hinch as a candidate once formal interviews get underway.

Hinch was 89-123 in parts of two seasons as the Diamondbacks manager, a position for which he was hired despite never having managed or coached in the majors or minors (he had served as the Diamondbacks farm director for four seasons). After being fired by the Diamondbacks in the middle of the 2010 season, he...

10/16/2011 - 12:53pm
Report: Pats interested in WR Lloyd

The Patriots are one of three teams interested in acquiring wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, according to Jay Glazer of Lloyd, currently with the Denver Broncos, is reportedly a candidate to be dealt before this week's NFL trade deadline, with the Rams and 49ers also apparently interested. (On the CBS pregame show, Charley Casserly indicated that the Titans could also be in the mix.) A 6-foot, 188-pounder out of Illinois, he has 19 catches for 283 yards in four games this season with the Broncos. For more Patriots news, check out

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