LANDOVER, Md. -- Rob Gronkowski set a new NFL record with two more touchdown receptions while nearly matching a franchise tight end record with 160 receiving yards as the Patriots survived a pourous day on defense to beat the Redskins, 34-27, Sunday at FedExField. Wes Welker set a career record with his ninth touchdown of the season for the Patriots, who improve to 10-3 on the season. The Patriots held off the Redskins on a first-and-goal when Santana Moss' TD was called back on offensive pass interference. On the next play, Jerod Mayo intercepted Grossman's pass at the Washington 7 when Moss bobbled it.
Welker also caught seven passes for 86 yards, and has 100 catches for the season, joining Marvin Harrison and Jerry Rice as the only players in NFL history with at least four seasons of at least 100 receptions.
The win was still a frustrating one for the Patriots, as Brady and offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien got into a heated...
WALTHAM -- Rajon Rondo sprained his right ankle during practice on Sunday when a teammate slid underneath his foot, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. The injury does not appear to be serious. "It’s not bad," Rivers said.
Paul Pierce also sat out practice for the second straight day with a right heel injury. "He didn’t practice but he’s getting better," Rivers said. "We just want to make sure."
The Celtics finished Sunday's session with only eight players as Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and draft picks JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore were not able to practice. Rivers said they were waiting for the league to finish paperwork on their deals.
It is believed that either Johnson or Moore could have been included in a sign-and-trade deal with Jermaine O'Neal for Hornets forward David West, but West ultimately signed a two-year contract with the Pacers instead. Rivers expects to have...
WALTHAM -- Free agent forward David West has signed a two-year deal with the Pacers worth $20 million after talks with the Celtics on a sign-and-trade deal didn't come to fruition. The Pacers had enough cap space to sign West outright. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal.
The Celtics had attempted to work out a deal involving Jermaine O'Neal, but TNT's David Aldridge reported that talks collapsed after New Orleans couldn't find a third team to take O'Neal, who practiced with the Celtics on Sunday.
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LANDOVER, Md. -- Just moments after making one of the most powerful runs in team history, Rob Gronkowski caught an 11-yard pass from Tom Brady for a first-quarter touchdown and a new NFL record.
Gronkowski ran a seam route into the end zone and caught the ball for his 14th receiving touchdown, the most by a tight end in any one season in NFL history. Antonio Gates (2004) and Vernon Davis (2009) had the previous record at 13.
One play before the record-breaking TD, Gronkowski caught a crossing route and fell to the ground untouchded. He got up and ran to the sideline, shaking off two would-be tacklers, including DeJon Gomes, whom Gronkowski flung off routinely at the Redskins 40. Gronkowski then rumbled down another 20 yards before being tripped up. He kept his balance long enough to get to the Redskins 11.
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LANDOVER, Md. -- Defensive lineman Gerard Warren and quarterback Ryan Mallett were announced Sunday as the final two inactive Patriots for today's game here against the Redskins.
Warren was not on the injury report all week while Mallett has been inactive for all but one game this season.
Sebastian Vollmer, Patrick Chung, Dan Connolly, Brandon Spikes and Shane Vereen were all ruled out before Sunday with various injuries. Additionally, linebacker Jermaine Cunningham was placed on injured reserve on Saturday with a hamstring injury.
The moves mean that two players are likely to make their 2011 debut for the Patriots today, as defensive end Eric Moore - signed on Saturday - and defensive back Malcolm Williams are active and available.
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We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.
Glenn, Fred and Butch break down the Patriots' destruction of Houston, with big praise for the defense and 3rd string QB Jacoby Brissett.
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 talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the Red Sox first baseman, who hit his 29th home run as the Sox finished a four-game sweep of the Orioles.
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.
Mike Lombardi discussed Bill O'Brien's tough night and Bill Belichick's approach to dealing with injured players.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.
Kirk, Gerry and Sean discussed the Pats dominating win over the Texans and Phil Simms made a fool of himself.More from this show