FOXBORO -- Broncos linebacker Von Miller appeared to hit Dan Connolly from behind after the whistle following Tom Brady's fourth-quarter punt in the final minutes of New England's 45-10 win on Saturday. The hit on Connolly started a brief altercation between members of the two teams on the Patriots sideline. Miller did not address the altercation while speaking with the media after the game, but posted the following on his Twitter account:
"Was not a cheap shot, hit was totally legal, Play wasn't over, I could've loafed and said game over, but I didn't. Never quit, never give up," Miller wrote.
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Tom Brady and the Patriots established several NFL and franchise records in their 45-10 win over the Broncos Saturday night. His five touchdown passes in the first half set an NFL record and his six touchdown passes tied another. Their 45 points points also established a franchise high for points in a playoff game.
Brady was predictably unmoved by his accomplishments. "I have no idea what records and stuff like that," he said.
The quarterback was far more happy with the victory, which snapped a three-game playoff losing streak and snapped two straight seasons of first-round disappointments.
"It's all about winning," Brady said. "You lose a few playoff games and it's a very bitter way to end the season and it sits on your mind for quite a long time. For us to come out and play the way we did and have a very solid performance in the most important game of the year is very gratifying. We've got eight days until the...
Patriots receiver Deion Branch, who had a 61-yard touchdown in Saturday night's 45-10 victory over the Broncos, said following the game that the past two weeks of practice paid off as the Pats limited mistakes in a dominant showing.
"We knew what was at stake. We wanted to go out there and take care of business," Branch said. "Not saying that we didn't want to do it last year … but the biggest thing was going out there an trying to play mistake-free football. We almost did that."
Branch also said the team, which has lost three straight playoff games, was focused on not going one-and-done for a third straight postseason. The Pats were eliminated by the Ravens and Jets in the past two seasons.
Said Branch: "I think the vibe was in the building all week. … Our playoffs started last week in practice, so we had two weeks of preparation to get prepared to play this one game, and I think we did a...
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady threw an NFL-record five first-half touchdowns, including three to Rob Gronkowski, to lead the Patriots to a 45-10 romp in the AFC divisional playoffs Saturday night at a frigid Gillette Stadium. The win sends the Patriots to their eighth AFC championship appearance, and was their first playoff win since capturing the 2007 AFC championship on their way to Super Bowl XLII, snapping a string of three straight playoff losses.
The temperature at kickoff was 24 with a wind chill of 12 above. But Brady warmed to the task, throwing TD passes of 10, 12 and 19 yards to Gronkowski, the last one coming with just five seconds left before halftime to put the Patriots up, 35-7, at the half. Brady finished 26-of-34 for a franchise playoff record 363 yards. Meanwhile, the Patriots defense swarmed Tim Tebow all night, making it miserable for the triple-option quarterback. The Patriots held Tebow to 9-of-26 for 136 yards and sacked him five...
It wasn't like anyone expected the Celtics to fly out of Indiana on the second night of a back-to-back with a victory, if you needed any more evidence that they have a long way to go, it was provided in a 97-83 loss. It's also worth noting that the Pacers were also on the second end of a back-to-back.
The starters got off to a much better offensive start, but it was the second unit that couldn't keep the momentum going and they had nothing left in the second half. Defensively, they let the Pacers control the paint and they couldn't keep them off the free throw line.
The one bright spot was Kevin Garnett who had a bounceback game with 21 points and six rebounds and was much more aggressive offensively. Paul Pierce also scored 21 points by getting to the free throw line and knocking down a couple of 3-pointers, but he also had six turnovers.
The Celtics have now lost four straight games and are 4-7. They play Kendrick Perkins and the Thunder...
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
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In the 6 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the latest season ending injury for Gronk and the joint statement released by the team last night.More from this show