When asked about the rumors suggesting Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien may be in line for the Penn State head coaching position after their 49-21 win over the Bills, both Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady chose not to elaborate on the matter.
"I don't know what's going to happen," Brady said. "I hope he's here for a long time. I told him that, too."
Belichick offered even less insight on the matter.
"Just trying to beat Buffalo today, and now we're moving on to whatever's next," the coach said when asked about the reports. "I don't have anything to say about any other situation other than the New England Patriots."
Brady did reiterate his admiration for O'Brien, whom he had well-publicized run-in with in the final minutes of the Patriots' Dec. 11 win against...
Thanks to a 22-yard reception from backup quarterback Brian Hoyer with 1:30 left in the Patriots' meeting with Buffalo Sunday, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski set the NFL record for most receiving yards in a season by a tight end. Gronkowski finished his second pro season with 1,327 yards, edging out New Orleans' tight end Jimmy Graham, who finished his year with 1,310 just moments before the Pats' TE's final grab in New England's 49-21 win over the Bills, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
The Patriots' bench celebrated after the Gronkowski catch, which was made just in front of Pats' head coach Bill Belichick. New England followed the grab with Hoyer kneeling down three times to run out the clock.
Gronkowski had initially broken the record, previously held by Kellen Winslow (1980), early in the fourth quarter when he snatched a 19-yard pass from Tom Brady. The catch gave the tight end 1,296 yards on the season, surpassing Winslow's 1980 mark by...
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdowns to Rob Gronkowski and went over 5,000 yards passing while BenJarvus Green-Ellis had a pair of touchdown runs as the Patriots scored 49 unanswered points to wipe out a 21-0 first-quarter deficit and beat the Bills, 49-21, Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The win clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the upcoming AFC playoffs.
Brady finished with three touchdown passes on 23-of-35 for 338 yards, and in the process passed Dan Marino's 1984 record of 5,084 yards, which stood until Drew Brees broke it last Monday against the Falcons. Brady finished the 2011 season with a career-best 5,235 yards passing, second only in NFL history to Brees' total of 5,476 this season.
For the second straight week, the Patriots came out flat at home and fell down by three scores. The Bills, behind agressive play-calling from coach Chan Gailey, tried to show they were going to do everything...
FOXBORO -- In a rough first half, Tom Brady managed to accomplish a significant milestone.
Brady went over the 5,000-yard plateau for the first time in his career when he connected with a wide open Aaron Hernandez down the right sideline in the second quarter.
It marked the fourth time in NFL history a quarterback passed the 5,000-yard mark in a season, joining Drew Brees (2011, 2008) and Dan Marino in 1984.
Brady finished with three touchdown passes on 23-of-35 for 338 yards, and in the process passed Marino's 1984 mark of 5,084 yards, which stood until Drew Brees broke it last Monday against the Falcons. Brady finished the 2011 season with a career-best 5,235 yards passing, second only in NFL history to Brees' total of 5,476 this season.
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FOXBORO -- For the first time since both were injured in a Nov. 6 loss to the Giants, safety Patrick Chung and linebacker Brandon Spikes are active for today's season finale against the Bills.
Chung injured his right foot against the Giants and tried to play the next week before getting scratched against the Jets in warmups. Spikes injured his right knee against the Giants in the second half and has missed all seven games since.
Matt Light, after being scratched last Saturday in warmups with a right ankle injury, is active and available. In addition to Logan Mankins (left knee) and Sebastian Vollmer (right foot), both of whom were ruled out Friday, Ron Brace, Tracy White, Kevin Faulk, Ryan Mallett and Shane Vereen are inactive for Sunday's game.
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Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
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Ken Laird and WEEI.com's Ryan Hannable take a look at the Red Sox' acquisitions of Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg from the minor league side of the equation, and what's left of Dave Dombrowski's farm system.
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.
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IN the 8 am hour listeners voiced their displeasure with Alex and Reimer made his case as to why Gronk should retire at the age of 27.
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Mut and Michael Holley discuss this Sox news late on a Patriots Monday.
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