Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the botched fake punt late in the first half that led to a Jets touchdown was "a bad mistake," although he didn't elaborate on whether he meant the play call or the execution. "We just made a bad mistake on the play," Belichick said. Asked whose fault it was the coach responded, "I'm not going into that."
It was one of several big plays that didn't go the Patriots' way in their 28-21 loss to the Jets in the divisional round of the playoffs. "We just didn't play well," Belichick said. "Didn't coach well. Didn't do anything well."
Asked about the strategy in the fourth quarter to run the ball when they were behind by two scores, Belichick said, "We had some good opportunities to run. Some worked out. Some we could have handled better."
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FOXBORO — After trash-talking all week, the Jets backed it up with a shocking 28-21 win over the Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium in the AFC divisional playoffs, ending New England's Super Bowl hopes. Shonn Greene's 16-yard TD run with 1:41 left was capped off by Mark Sanchez jumping on the back of coach Rex Ryan.
Tom Brady was sacked five times and threw his first interception since Oct. 17 while Mark Sanchez threw three touchdowns to lead the Jets to a date with the Steelers in the AFC championship game next Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Jets jumped out to a 14-3 lead at halftime on two touchdown passes from Sanchez to LaDainian Tomlinson and Braylon Edwards.
With New England trailing 14-3 late in the third quarter, Brady engineered an eight-play, 80-yard drive capped off by a touchdown pass to Alge Crumpler. Sammy Morris ran in the two-point conversion to close the deficit to 14-11. But...
FOXBORO -- Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker was not on the field for the Patriots' first offensive series after taking shots at Jets coach Rex Ryan during his Thursday news conference. Welker made 11 foot references during his presser, a clear reference to the foot fetish story that broke last month involving Rex Ryan and his wife Michelle.
On the first play, Tom Brady connected with Danny Woodhead for a 19-yard completion. The next play went to Tate for an 11-yard run.
Jay Cutler passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Bears to a 35-24 win over the Seahawks. Cutler was brilliant in the victory, completing 15-of-27 passes for 274 yards, good for a passer rating of 115.4.
With the win, the Bears advance to play the Packers in the NFC championship game next Sunday at Soldier Field.
The Bears jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter -- courtesy of a Greg Olsen TD catch and a one-yard Chester Taylor rush -- and were never seriously threatened by Seattle, who never came close to matching a rushing attack that was so pivotal in last week's win over New Orleans. Marshawn Lynch had just two yards rushing and the Seahawks gained just a single first down on the ground. The Bears, however, were able to establish a running game in the snowy conditions, collecting 179 yards on the ground.
FOXBORO -- Veteran running back Fred Taylor is among the eight Patriots declared inactive by the team prior to their AFC divisional game with the Jets at Gillette Stadium.
Also inactive are OL Rich Ohrnberger, OL Mark LeVoir, WR Taylor Price, DL Myron Pryor, RB Thomas Clayton, CB Tony Carter and LB Marques Murrell.
Rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez (hip) practiced with the team this week and is playing for the first time since Week 15, when he caught two TD passes in the win over the Packers. For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Mike Florio gave us his thoughts on Brady's appeal.
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The guys discussed the future of the Red Sox leadership.
Ronda Rousey defended her UFC Bantamweight championship at UFC 190.
Chris Price reports from Foxboro about some of the battles at Training Camp.
Mike Napoli remains a member of the Red Sox, as the team did very little at the July 31st deadline.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
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