FOXBORO -- Tom Brady hit Aaron Hernandez on a crossing route in the end zone with 22 seconds left to lift the Patriots to a dramatic 20-16 win over the Cowboys in a mistake-filled game on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Dan Bailey converted a 26-yard field goal with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter as the Cowboys took a three-point lead. Despite turning the ball over four times, the Patriots took sole possession of first place in the AFC East after the Bills fell to the Giants, 27-24, at MetLife Stadium earlier in the afternoon.
In an unexpected defensive battle, Brady struggled to get into any sort of offensive rhythm. After getting sacked four times last week against the Jets, Brady was sacked another three times on Sunday, twice by Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Before the game-winning drive, Brady was just 19-of-32 for 211 yards and just one TD, a five-yard strike in the second quarter to Wes Welker, and a season-low QB rating...
FOXBORO -- For a second straight game, the Patriots will be without linebacker Jerod Mayo, who is healing his injured left knee. Mayo was one of the seven Patriots inactives for Sunday's game against the Cowboys at Gillette Stadium. Mayo returned to practice on Friday for the first time since hurting his left knee in the first half of the game against the Raiders in Oakland on Oct. 2 and was listed as questionable for Sunday. He missed last week against the Jets.
Also out of Sunday's game are safety Josh Barrett (hamstring/thumb), Ras-I Dowling (hip), Sergio Brown, Julian Edelman (ankle), Ryan Mallett and Sebastian Vollmer. Vollmer is out for the fifth time in six games this season with a bad back.
Danny Woodhead (ankle) and BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe) were both questionable for the game but have been cleared for duty.
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According to multiple sources familiar with the Red Sox managerial search, the team has no plans to bring in former Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch to interview for its managerial vacancy. While some rumors emerged suggesting that Hinch was the favorite to become the next Red Sox manager, one source characterized that assessment as "not at all true."
The Sox have only been able to perform due diligence thus far in their managerial search and will not begin interviewing candidates until after the status of GM Theo Epstein is resolved. Still, to date, the team has not discussed Hinch as a candidate once formal interviews get underway.
Hinch was 89-123 in parts of two seasons as the Diamondbacks manager, a position for which he was hired despite never having managed or coached in the majors or minors (he had served as the Diamondbacks farm director for four seasons). After being fired by the Diamondbacks in the middle of the 2010 season, he...
The Patriots are one of three teams interested in acquiring wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, according to Jay Glazer of Foxsports.com. Lloyd, currently with the Denver Broncos, is reportedly a candidate to be dealt before this week's NFL trade deadline, with the Rams and 49ers also apparently interested. (On the CBS pregame show, Charley Casserly indicated that the Titans could also be in the mix.) A 6-foot, 188-pounder out of Illinois, he has 19 catches for 283 yards in four games this season with the Broncos. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
According to multiple sources, some of the Red Sox coaches have been granted permission to explore other opportunities while awaiting their fate. The remaining Sox coaches -- bench coach DeMarlo Hale, hitting coach Dave Magadan, pitching coach Curt Young, third base coach Tim Bogar and bullpen coach Gary Tuck -- all have at least one year remaining on their current contracts.
Some of the coaches have been told that while the organization was pleased with their performance, the decision to retain their services will be contingent on the approval of the Red Sox' new manager.
WEEI.com previously reported that the team's managerial search most likely won't be fully put into motion until the negotiations involving general manager Theo Epstein going to the Cubs are completed.
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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.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
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 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.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
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.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut discuss the firing of a Philadelphia radio host who ripped a rival host for having a white producer who imitated a fake black caller.
Kirk, Gerry and Mut get into some David Ortiz legacy talk in the 8am hour of the Thursday show.
After Kirk & Gerry get their digs in on Mut and some movie news, they move on to some Patriots QB talk with an eye on Friday night's game in Carolina.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian debate the value of playing Tom Brady in the preseason, and they opine about whether or not he should even be on the team plane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk Benintendi's knee injury, and compare Big Papi's season to other 40 year old players. And the juicing question comes up again...
Glenn, Lou, and Christian debate John Farrell's decision to stay with Porcello into the 8th, and his use of the bullpen.
We discuss the Patriots latest acquisition, what they had to give up, and how Mingo will fit on this defense.
A discussion about the disappointing end of the Sox road trip turns into an ultimatum on whether or not pro baseball players are aloud to use fatigue as an excuse.
The up again, down again Red Sox are feeling down again after blowing two very winnable games to end this road trip. We discuss it with you.
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.
Jerry is joined by Red Sox legend Bill Lee to talk about his new biopic "Spaceman," Lee's unique philosophy, political beliefs, drug use and what makes him a cultural icon decades after he retired from baseball.
Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer
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