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12/20/2010 - 1:13am
Brady: 'They gave us all we could handle'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, at the conclusion of his team's 31-27 victory over the Green Bay Packers, expressed relief at his team's narrow escape. He suggested that the Packers defense proved a significant challenge, and that on a night when the offense lacked rhythm, the Patriots were lucky to emerge with a win.

 

"They made it tough on us," said Brady. "It’s a damn good defense. Real good secondary. Good defensive front. They gave us all we could handle tonight. Give them a lot of credit. They were very well coached. From the opening kickoff to the last play of the game, it took all 60 minutes. When we needed it, we made the plays. I’m glad we won."

 

Brady was critical of the execution of the offense, which was outgained by a significant margin by the Packers.

 

"We didn’t do much to help ourselves for the entire game. There were so many long-yardage...

12/20/2010 - 12:28am
Packing it away: Pats win 6th straight

FOXBORO -- Aaron Hernandez caught a pair of touchdown passes from Tom Brady and the Patriots held off the feisty Green Bay Packers, 31-27, Sunday night at Gillette Stadium for their sixth straight win. Tully Banta-Cain sacked Matt Flynn as time expired at the Patriots 16. 

 

With Aaron Rodgers inactive due to his second concussion of the season, Matt Flynn was impressive in his first NFL start as he threw three touchdowns and one interception. That one interception was returned 36 yards by Kyle Arrington for a touchdown early in the third quarter to give the Patriots a 21-17 lead. Flynn, who finished 21-of-33 for 229 yards, engineered several time-consuming drives, helping the Packers hold a dominant edge in time of possession, 40:48 to 19:12.  

 

Patriots starting right guard Dan Connolly set an NFL record for the longest recorded kick-off return by an offensive lineman when he rambled 71 yards to the Green Bay 4...

12/19/2010 - 8:13pm
Pats-Pack inactives: Taylor out, McCourty in

FOXBORO -- Aaron Rodgers won't play tonight but Aaron Hernandez will as the Patriots rookie tight end avoided the inactive list and will play in the game against the Packers. Running back Fred Taylor leads the list of inactives for the Patriots. 

 

The three defensive linemen who all missed practice this week are also inactive for the Patriots as Mike Wright, Ron Brace and Myron Pryor will not play. Offensive linemen Rich Ohrnberger and Mark LeVoir are inactive, as are receiver Taylor Price and running back Thomas Clayton.  

 

In addition to Rodgers, CB Josh Gordy, LB Frank Zombo, OL Nick McDonald, OL Marshall Newhouse, DE Cullen Jenkins, RB James Starks and CB Pat Lee round out Green Bay's inactives. For complete coverage of the game against the Packers, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/packers and the blog...

12/19/2010 - 5:52pm
Paris, Southern fuel BC rout of Bryant

Biko Paris and Josh Southern scored 18 points apiece, and Boston College rolled past Bryant, 93-77, in front of 5,126 at Conte Forum on Sunday afternoon.

 

All of Paris' points came from behind the arc, as he hit 6-of-9 3-pointers. Southern was equally as impressive down low, hitting 8-of-9 shots to record a season high.

 

Reggie Jackson scored 16 points, including a couple of highlight-reel dunks, and dished out nine assists. Corey Raji netted 15 points. Joe Trapani had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles, who won their sixth straight to improve to 9-2.

 

It was a two-point game midway through the first half when BC went on a 14-0 run, fueled by a pair of 3-pointers from Paris. The Eagles led by 17 at the break, 51-34, and there was no drama in Period 2.

 

Alex Francis had 15 points and nine rebounds for Bryant, which fell to 1-9 in its third season at Division 1.

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12/19/2010 - 4:35pm
Lucky 13: Celts top Pacers to extend streak

The Celtics extended their win streak to 13 games thanks to a 99-88 win over the Pacers Sunday afternoon at TD Garden. Paul Pierce, Nate Robinson, and Glen Davis all led the way with 18 points apiece, while Ray Allen contributed with 17. Pierce finished with a triple-double, coming away with 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Center Shaquille O'Neal made his presence felt in returning to the starting lineup, netting a much-needed 11 points considering back-up center Semih Erden was limited with a groin injury. To read what went right and went wrong for the Celtics' in their latest victory, see the Green Street Blog. For more Celtics coverage, go to the team page at weei.com/celtics.


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