Tim Tebow hit Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime to give the Broncos a 29-23 victory over the Steelers Sunday night. The Denver wins sets up an AFC divisional playoff showdown with the Patriots Saturday night (7:30) at Gillette Stadium.
The meeting between the Patriots and the Broncos is a rematch of the teams' Dec. 18 game in Denver, which the Patriots won 41-23.
Pittsburgh had come back from a 13-point halftime deficit when Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger found Jerrico Cotchery for a 31-yard TD with 3:56 remaining in regulation.
After the Steelers' score, Denver's subsequent drive stalled at its 35-yard line, giving Pittsburgh the ball back at its 24 with just more than a minute remaining. The visitors' attempt at ending the game in regulation was snuffed out when the Broncos' Robert Ayers sacked Roethlisberger at the Steelers' 36 as time ran out.
The Steelers jumped out to a 6-...
Is it beginning to look a lot like the 2007-08 season for the Giants? After narrowly losing to the then-undefeated Packers in Week 13, the Giants finished the regular season winning three of their final four games, and they opened the playoffs with a resounding 24-2 victory over the Falcons on Sunday. It was the Giants' first playoff victory since beating the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
Eli Manning threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns, including a 72-yard hookup with wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (six catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns). The Giants also had a balanced running attack behind Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw, who ran for 155 yards on 28 carries.
It was a rough day for the Falcons and former Boston College star Matt Ryan, who has lost all three playoff games in his four-year career. Ryan threw for 199 yards, but the Falcons' only points came via a second-quarter safety. The Giants scored 24 unanswered points.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand will have a phone hearing Monday with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, The Boston Globe reported Sunday.
Marchand was given a five-minute clipping major and a game misconduct for his hit on Canucks defenseman Sami Salo in the second period of Saturday's 4-3 loss to Vancouver. Salo will not play Sunday against the Panthers after waking up with a headache.
Marchand, a repeat offender, was suspended for two games last season for elbowing R.J. Umberger. He was also given a $2,500 fine this season for slew-footing Matt Niskanen.
For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.
Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio turned down an offer from Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay to be the new general manager of the Colts, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Caserio has been with New England for 11 years in various capacities, including as a scout, coaching assistant, wide receivers coach and his current position, which he has been in since 2008. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. -- Speaking at new Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey's Bailey Bowl event at Pinsetter Bar & Bowl Saturday night, Sox manager Bobby Valentine discussed his recent meeting with pitcher Josh Beckett.
"It was real long," he said of the Jan. 1 get-together at Beckett's San Antonio-area ranch. "We missed the whole [Chiefs-Broncos] football game."
Asked if he was pleased with the outcome of the get-together, Valentine said, "I did backflips."
He then admitted to viewing Beckett in a different way than what he had been used to in previous encounters.
"I knew that look from walking in the clubhouse, or on game day when he'd sit on the bench before the game. You know that look? For 2 1/2 hours he came out, asking questions."
Valentine explained that many of the meetings he has had with Red Sox players have offered similar results.
"Everybody I've met -- and that's why I...
We discuss the QB situation, Bill's longevity in the league, the players who lead, the 4th pre-season game and much more on this Patriots Monday-Wednesday.
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
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.
Joe and Tim are joined by US Olympic Medalist and captain of the US Women's Gymnastics team Aly Raisman, as she was at Fenway to throw out the first pitch before the game.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
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.
Kirk and Callahan start the 9am discussing the soon-to-come Tom Brady four game suspension and what will happen during that stretch for TB12 and the Pats. The guys then dig back into the Kaepernick discussion in this 9am hour podcast.
Kirk Minihane reads the Wednesday news & gossip headlines, much to the chagrin of the auditioning Gary Tanguay who had prepared to take the lead.
Kirk, Gerry and Gary Tanguay welcome Pats QB Jimmy G to the program, and then discuss the Pats' QB situation in this upload of the entire 8am hour of Wednesday's show.
Dave Dombrowski said the Red Sox weren't going to rush out to sign Tebow after his baseball workout yesterday. Lou and Christian talk about how obviously bad Tebow would be in the MLB and why this is just a stunt.
Dont'a Hightower calls in to talk to Lou and Christian about stepping up in the Patriots locker room, how his new locker means he's following the footsteps of some big names, and how the Patriots defense is shaping up heading into the season.
LaGarrette Blount calls in to talk to Lou and Christian about the end of the preseason, what the locker room is like during these cut-periods, and the overall feel of the Patriots offense heading into the season.
We discuss what worked and what didn't work for the Sox as they blew the lead, but then came back to win an afternoon game at Fenway.
We discuss the role Mingo will play for the Patriots defense.
Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
College football is back, so Anthony and Austin talk about what they're looking forward to as the season starts up. Also, they ask a very, very important question -- is the Alabama dynasty finally dead?
The heart of draft season is upon us and as Jim and Pete gear up for their own big draft this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled with tips on Draft Strategy and how work your plan. Jim and Pete walk through the draft from the Elite players at the top, through the middle of the draft where you build your core, through the high upside targets at the back that can help steal you a league victory. Stars to sleepers and how to position yourself to get them are the topic of the day. Good luck with your drafts!
We are joined by David Amoyal or ESPNFC.com and GianlucaDiMarzio.com to talk about the transfer window closing and what may happen in the finals days of the summer.