The Patriots defense blew a 21-0 lead and wasted a brilliant game by Wes Welker to fall in stunning fashion to the Bills, 34-31, Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tom Brady matched a career-high by throwing four interceptions, three of them leading to touchdowns, and the Patriots lost to the Bills for the first time since Sept. 7, 2003, snapping a 15-game winning streak. The Bills killed the clock after Fred Jackson's touchdown was overturned and Rian Lindell kicked the game-winning 28-yard field goal as time expired.
Welker finished with career highs of 16 catches and 216 yards in the loss. Coach Bill Belichick called a second time-out arguing with an official on the sidelines moments after replay ruled Jackson down just a yard shy of the goal line. With just one timeout left, the Bills were able to run down the clock, setting up Lindell's field goal.
The Bills won the opening coin toss but stunningly decided to give the ball to Brady and the...
NEW YORK -- Red Sox reliever Scott Atchison left Game 1 of Sunday's double header with what the club described as a mild tweak of his right groin after a warmup toss prior to the bottom of the eighth inning. One day after he pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings, Atchison was brought into the game with two outs in the sixth.
He recorded four outs, but then started to to feel discomfort on his push-off leg while warming up for the eighth. While the reliever initially appeared to shake his arm, he clarified that he was merely gesturing to the area where he had felt discomfort.
Atchison had been among the Sox' most effective pitchers this month, recording a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings.
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NEW YORK -- Jacoby Ellsbury blasted a pair of solo homers against A.J. Burnett, giving him 30 home runs for the season. With the two longballs, he became the first Red Sox player ever to reach 30 homers and 30 steals in the same season. The second homer also gave Ellsbury exactly 100 RBI for the season.
While the rest of his team has been falling apart, Ellsbury has enjoyed a torrid September. With a 3-for-4 day in Game 1 of the double header, the outfielder is now hitting .374 with a 1.093 OPS and six homers this month.
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NEW YORK -- Clay Buchholz will fly to Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon so that he can pitch an inning in a Florida Instructional League game on Monday. That, in turn, might leave him in position to pitch in a major league game for the Red Sox on Wednesday in Baltimore, though the team also acknowledges that it's uncertain whether Buchholz will indeed be able to pitch in the majors again this year.
The Instructional League setting is less than ideal, as Buchholz will be facing mostly hitters with little or no professional experience, most of whom have not played above A-ball. Even so, it will allow Buchholz to pitch in a game setting in anticipation of a potential big league game.
"We really want him to pitch [Monday]," said Sox manager Terry Francona. "Stating the obvious, [Josh] Beckett’s throwing tomorrow [against the Orioles], we’re playing a huge game. I don’t know how we can ensure he’s going to throw...
A big loss for the Patriots secondary was announced before Sunday's game in Orchard Park, as rookie standout cornerback Ras-I Dowling was announced as a scratch with a hip injury. He suffered what was announced as a thigh injury last week in the win over the Chargers.
Dowling joins Patrick Chung (thumb), Albert Haynesworth (back), Aaron Hernandez (knee), Mike Wright (concussion), Taylor Price (hamstring) and Sebastian Vollmer (back) as Patriots players who are out of today's game against the Bills.
The Patriots will likely lean on newcomers Phillip Adams, Kyle Arrington and Antwaun Bolden to back up Leigh Bodden and Devin McCourty in the secondary. Ross Ventrone was signed off the practice squad on Saturday night to provide depth behind Josh Barrett, Sergio Brown and James Ihedigbo. Barrett is already playing with a cast on his right hand after injuring his thumb earlier this month.
For the Bills, CB Terrence McGee, DB...
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.
Pete and Price talk about the Rams not having WR Tavon Austin or DE Robert Quinn today - big news for the Patriots.
Pete and Price give you the inactives for today right when they come out. Then they transition to the what the playoffs would look like if the season ended today - you may be surprised!
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