FOXBORO -- What was a nightmarish repeat of Super Bowl XLII for Patriots fans turned out to be a great moment of deja vu for the Giants Sunday in New York's 24-20 win over the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
The Giants were so elated after the win on Sunday that they carried Tom Coughlin on their shoulders in the locker room to honor the coach of the team that pulled off the upset.
"I think we got carried away," Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said. "It was a big win. We made some plays and got a win. It brings back memories. We were happy about that."
Asked what specific memories Tuck -- a member of the Super Bowl XLII champion Giants -- was referencing, he gave a simple answer.
"We all know what memories," Tuck said.
Like he did in Super Bowl XLII, Eli Manning led the Giants down the field for the game-winning drive, hitting Jake Ballard for the deciding TD with 15 seconds...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, in his press conference following Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Giants, praised his team for its willingness to keep battling, but he was left with few answers as he attempted to explain the team's offensive deficiencies after New England was held to 20 points or less for the third consecutive game.
"It's just a matter of us executing better," Brady said. "I'll have to see the tape. It's one thing here, it's one thing there that keeps us from getting in the end zone."
The Patriots were held scoreless in the first half for the first time since Dec. 12, 2006, in a 21-0 loss to the Dolphins. New England seemed to be close to scoring at the beginning of the second quarter when a BenJarvus Green-Ellis rush brought the offense to the New York 29-yard line, but Brady threw an interception on the first play of the second quarter to end the drive. At the end of the first half, Stephen Gostkowski missed...
FOXBORO -- Eli Manning connected with Jake Ballard for the game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds left on third-and-goal at the 1 to lift the Giants to a 24-20 victory over the Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Manning led the Giants 80 yards in eight plays in just 1:21.
Tom Brady hit Rob Gronkowski with the go-ahead TD from 14 yards out on fourth-and-9 with 1:40 left to give the Patriots the lead. Wes Welker caught nine passes for 136 yards, including two big receptions on a game-tying drive. The Patriots fell to 5-3 on the season and dropped into a three-way tie for first in the AFC East with the Bills and Jets.
The two teams combined for 10 punts in the scoreless first half. The ineptitude was capped off when Gostkowski pulled a 26-yard field goal attempt wide left with three seconds remaining in the second quarter.
Brady's second interception of the game, a pick by Deon Grant, set up a 22-yard field goal by Lawrence...
According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Orioles have reached an agreement with Dan Duquette for the 53-year-old to become Baltimore's next general manager. Bowden reports that a press conference could be held announcing Duquette as Andy McPhail's replacement as early as Monday.
Duquette hasn't worked in Major League Baseball since the Red Sox fired him prior to the 2002 season. He had served as the Sox' GM from 1994-2002, having held the same position with the Montreal Expos from 1991-94. While with the Red Sox, Duquette guided the organization to an American League East title in 1995, along with Wild Card berths in '98 and '99.
Duquette also interviewed for the Angels' general managers position in October before Los Angeles chose Jerry DiPoto.
For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.
FOXBORO -- Shaun Ellis, Kevin Faulk and Taylor Price are among the Patriots inactives for today's game against the Giants at Gillette Stadium. Faulk returned off the PUP list last week from knee reconstruction and led the Patriots with six carries. He acknowledged being "sore" this week and was listed as questionable on the Friday injury report. With Price and Faulk inactive, Julian Edelman is active for the game and eligible to play.
Price showed up late Saturday on the injury report with a hamstring injury after fully participating all week in practice and not appearing on Friday's injury report. Ellis was also questionable with a knee injury before being deactivated for Sunday's game.
Also inactive are linebackers Dane Fletcher and Jermaine Cunningham, quarterback Ryan Mallett and Donald Thomas.
For the Giants, CB Prince Amukamara (foot), center David Baas (knee), receiver Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) and running back...
Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.
Fauria calls the boys to give his take on the game today and why he sees a Patriots victory on the horizon - although he says he's getting more and more nervous as kickoff approaches. He gets into the match-ups, "fire alarm-gate", how the Steelers D will approach the Pats - zone or man, and more.
The boys chat about the importance of the versatility of Dont'a Hightower and his impact on the Pats D throughout his career but especially this season.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
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