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11/27/2011 - 9:37pm
Vollmer leaves in a walking boot

PHILADELPHIA -- For the second straight week, a Patriots offensive lineman left the locker room after the game in a protective walking boot. Sebastian Vollmer appeared to turn his right ankle late in the first half and was replaced by Nate Solder. Vollmer's injury was announced as a right foot/ankle during the game. He was listed as questionable but did not return for the rest of the game. 

Last Monday, left tackle Matt Light left following the win over the Chiefs in a boot for his right foot but returned to practice on Wednesday and started Sunday in the 38-20 win over the Eagles.

The Patriots did not release any information following the game on Vollmer's foot injury. For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots


11/27/2011 - 9:09pm
Samuel: 'We couldn't figure anything out'

PHILADELPHIA -- After getting torched by former teammate Tom Brady for over 361 yards passing and three touchdowns, Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel spoke for a frustrated and depleted secondary that allowed big play after big play in New England's 38-20 win Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. 

"It's difficult," Samuel said when asked of defending Brady. "He's a great player. They had the running game working, and they had the passing game working. They were working on all cylinders. We couldn't figure anything out."

Wes Welker had a touchdown grab of 41 yards over the middle on a severely blown coverage by Philadelphia defensive backs. Just minutes earlier, the Eagles gave up a 63-yard catch-and-run to Deion Branch, setting up the BenJarvus Green-Ellis TD that put the Patriots ahead to stay. 

The Eagles were playing without Dominique Rogers-Cromartie and a full-strength Nnamdi Asomugha, who was limited by a...

11/27/2011 - 8:46pm
Syracuse fires Fine after third allegation

Syracuse University fired assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine Sunday, the same day a third man made allegations that Fine molested him.

"At the direction of Chancellor Cantor, Bernie Fine's employment with Syracuse University has been terminated, effective immediately," Kevin Quinn, the school's senior vice president for public affairs, said in a statement.

Fine, 65, was on paid administrative leave following accusations by two former ball boys. They have been joined by Zach Tomaselli, a 23-year-old from Lewiston, Maine, who told The Associated Press Sunday that Fine molested him in 2002. Tomaselli is facing sexual assault charges in Maine involving a 14-year-old boy, and his father said Tomaselli is lying about Fine. But Tomaselli insists he went on a road trip to Pittsburgh and was fondled by Fine in a hotel room.

Also on Sunday, ESPN played an audiotape of an October 2002 phone conversation between Bobby Davis, one of the...

11/27/2011 - 8:19pm
Brady: Welker 'a phenomenal player'

Before Wes Welker hauled in a 41-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady on Sunday in the Patriots' 38-20 victory over the Eagles, the wide receiver told his quarterback exactly what he was going to do.

"He said before the play if I get this certain look, I'm going to fake like I'm running the in cut and run the post," Brady said. "He did it and came to the sideline and he's like, 'I told you.' It's nice when they work out how you talk about and Wes is so consistent and reliable. He's a phenomenal player."

Welker's touchdown gave the Pats a 21-10 lead and erased an early 10-point deficit. He later added a 9-yard score and finished the game with eight catches for 115 yards. Brady was 24-for-34 for 361 yards and three touchdowns. 

"It's good to come on the road and get a win," Brady said. "[Philly is] a team that obviously has a lot of good players Getting down 10-0 and rallying, coming...

11/27/2011 - 7:27pm
Dream scheme: Pats crush Eagles

PHILADELPHIA -- Wes Welker caught a pair of touchdown passes from Tom Brady while BenJarvus Green-Ellis scored twice on a pair of short touchdown runs as the Patriots erased an early deficit and cruised to a 38-20 win over the Eagles Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. Brady also hit Rob Gronkowski for a 24-yard TD pass over the middle in the fourth quarter as he finished 24-of-34 for 361 yards and three touchdowns. 

The Patriots fell behind quickly, 10-0, as several breakdowns in their secondary cost them dearly against Vince Young. The Eagles quarterback filling in for the injured Michael Vick, hit on completions of 22, 58 and 44 yards, twice beating Kyle Arrington. LeSean McCoy scored on a two-yard run off tackle on the first drive and Alex Henery drilled a 43-yard field goal to put the Eagles up early. 

But the Patriots defense stiffened, containing Young and LeSean McCoy while Brady and Welker got warmed up. Brady completed...

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