Patriots head coach Bill Belichick described his team as "really happy to get the win" following its 31-28 victory over the Colts at Gillette Stadium. But while he was pleased to improve to 8-2, he also suggested that the quick turnaround prior to the Thursday game against the Lions left New England with little time to celebrate.
"It went right down to the wire. [The Colts] are an outstanding football team. They really do a good job," said Belichick. "Our guys just made a few more plays than they did today. Really happy to get the win. We’ve got a quick turnaround here. We can’t stay on this one very long, but we’ll enjoy it for a couple hours."
Belichick praised the play made by safety James Sanders on the Colts' final drive of the game, when he picked off a pass inside the Patriots' 10-yard-line to halt the Indianapolis drive and seal New England's victory....
FOXBORO -- James Sanders intercepted Peyton Manning at the Patriots 6-yard line with 31 seconds remaining to thwart another collapse to the Colts and the Patriots held on for a 31-28 win Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Danny Woodhead had a spectacular 36-yard TD run and Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes as the Patriots survived a late-game threat.
Brady finished 19-of-25 for 186 yards on the afternoon while Woodhead put the Patriots up, 28-14 late in the third quarter with a run off right tackle, as he stayed on his feet after nearly being brought down at the 10-yard line. Shayne Graham's 25-yard field goal early in the fourth put the Patriots ahead, 31-14.
While Manning did complete 38-of-52 passes for 396 yards and four touchdowns, the Patriots defense came up with big plays, including an interception by Brandon Meriweather on the game's opening drive that set-up Brady's 22-yard TD pass to Wes...
Playing without Rajon Rondo, who was shut down before the game with a strained hamstring, the Celtics couldn't hold a late lead in a 102-101 loss to the Toronto Raptors Sunday night. The Celtics, who played inconsistently for most of the afternoon, actually rallied to take the lead but Ray Allen lost control of the ball with 18 seconds left and Amir Johnson made two free throws with 2.7 seconds left. Paul Pierce missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have won it.
The Celtics rallied from a double-digit fourth quarter deficit on the strength of their defense, which had been absent for most of the first half. They were also handicapped by serious foul trouble with all of their big men limited by fouls from the second quarter on. With all that, Allen was able to knock down back-to-back 3-pointers that tied the game and then gave the Celtics a 97-94 lead.
Filling in for Rondo, Nate Robinson scored a season-high 22 points...
FOXBORO -- Despite feeling stronger in practice, running back Fred Taylor will miss his seventh straight game with turf toe while starting right guard Stephen Neal will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury.
The full Patriots inactives: WR Taylor Price, RB Fred Taylor, CB Jonathan Wilhite, S Jarrad Page, OL Rich Ohrnberger, OL Stephen Neal, OL Mark LeVoir and DL Myron Pryor.
In addition to the five players left at home on Saturday, the Colts announced OG Jamie Thomas and DT Ricardo Mathews as inactive. The Colts who did not make the trip including running backs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart, linebackers Clint Session and Gary Brackett, and defensive backs Justin Tyron and Bob Sanders.
FOXBORO — The Patriots have reportedly filed a complaint with the league about the turf at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network. LaCanfora reported that New England and Oakland have also lodged complaints about the footing at Heinz Field, which is universally accorded as having some of the worst turf conditions in the league.
Before he was cut, former Pittsburgh kicker Jeff Reed called the state of the turf into question in the wake of a missed field goal last week against the Patriots.
“I’m not one to make excuses. I’ll take the credit for the miss. It was a great snap, a great hold, great protection,” Reed said of the miss, a 26-yarder against New England. “[But] it’s kind of hard when you plant your foot and a piece of ground moves where the ball’s under the holder. I almost missed the ball completely.
“I’m not going to...
Butch and Price discuss how Belichick and the Pats manipulate the roster with cuts, injuries, practice squad etc. - it's a complicated subject! They then move on to the improving play of QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Butch and Price start salivating over the thought of regular season football being less than 2 weeks away and discuss some early intriguing matchups.
Butch is in for Dickerson on NFL Sunday and he and Chris get into the victory over Carolina and their take-aways - the receivers could be in trouble if they don't get healthy with Wayne struggling and Boyce not contributing at all, Scott Chandler is a beast that could be a huge redzone threat with Gronk on the field and more. They talk about the offense and break down the running back depth chart. Then Trags gives them a call to give his take on the roster and their play so far.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
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.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
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!
Dave Portnoy gave us the latest from the Brady Goodell hearing.
The Big O announces his return to WEEI.
Jesse Spector of Sporting News on Schilling.
The word is out, as WEEI has chosen Glen Ordway as the new host of the 10-2 show, with Lou and Christian. The guys start the show talking about the news.
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
Sean discussed his own firing from the Red Sox broadcast booth.More from this show