In a shocking finish, Peyton Manning found Reggie Wayne for a 1-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds remaining to lift the Colts to a 35-34 win over the Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium. With the Patriots facing a fourth-and-2 at their own 28, Tom Brady spoke with coach Bill Belichick during a timeout before going for it with just over two minutes remaining and the Patriots leading, 34-28. The pass to Kevin Faulk in the flat came up a yard short as Faulk juggled the ball before collecting it and getting tackled. Manning took over at the two-minute warning, needing to go just 29 yards for the winning score. The Patriots blew a 17-point lead and wasted a brilliant night from Randy Moss, who caught nine passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns. For complete coverage of the showdown in Indy, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
Sunday proved favorable for the Patriots even before their 8:20 p.m. game with Indianapolis, with both the Jets and Broncos losing. The importance of the two defeats from New England's standpoint was that those two clubs had supplied the Pats with their only losses of the season, thereby holding any potential tiebreaker. The Jets dropped a 24-22 decision to Jacksonville, dropping to 4-5 in the process, while Denver was upset by Washington, 27-17, moving Josh McDaniels' team's record to 6-3. Another potential positive for the Patriots was the loss by the Steelers, who suffered their second defeat of the season at the hands of the Bengals, 18-12, making Pittsburgh 6-3. Click here for all of this weekend's results from the NFL.
WEEI.com Fantasy Editor D.J. Bean promises that if you join him at 11 a.m. on Sunday for the Fantasy Football Live Chat, you will not look as bad as did Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in his stinkfest for the ages on Thursday. Bean will provide last-minute advice on who to start and who to sit, keeping pace with the last-minute pre-game updates. To participate click here.
Danny Granger guaranteed a victory for his Pacers against the Celtics and then helped carry out the promise, hitting six three-pointers in leading Indiana to a 113-104 win over the Celts, Saturday night in Indianapolis. The Celtics are now 0-3 when allowing teams to score more than 90 points this season. Rasheed Wallace, Kendrick Perkins and Doc Rivers all drew technical fouls for the Celtics. Ray Allen led the C's with 24 points, but Paul Pierce, who was nursing a bruised left knee struggled, shooting just 4-for-10 from the floor on the way to 15 points. It was the first loss on the road for the Celtics in five tries this season.
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
It's a baseball round table from the winter meetings in Orlando, Rob Bradford talks with Ian Browne, Scott Lauber, Tim Britton, and Jason Mastrodonato.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys went over a list of the most annoying people to see on your flight.
The guys opened the show discussing the great reception Doc Rivers got last night at The Garden. They said it was not surprising and well deserved.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Jackie MacMullan joins the show to discuss the return of Doc Rivers to Boston and what really happened during the offseason that led to Doc's departure.
Brick joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Shawn Thornton's on ice actions last week against the Penguins and what type of suspension he may be facing.
Mut and Merloni react to Doc Rivers' emotional return to Boston and they discuss the way he left the Celtics.
We debate the hit, and what Shawn Thornton deserves to get and will get for a suspension from the NHL when he faces his discipline hearing on Friday for his K/O hit of the Penguins Brooks Orpik.
We check in with Jack Edwards of NESN and focus on the Bruins, and more specifically Sean Thornton's upcoming discipline hearing for his cheap-shot hit on Brooks Orpik of the Penguins.
We focus on multi-sport athletes in today's four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
No Jenny Dell today, but Mikey's back and we're answering questions bitches!
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
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Ho, hum. We're live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, and it seems like everything of merit was done last week. We still discuss the Sox roster moves and potential for 2014.More from this show