After engineering a fourth-quarter comeback and 23-20 win over Baltimore in overtime, Tom Brady noted the importance of the victory. "That was a battle," Brady said. "I think there's a lot of things that we wish we could have done better. It feels good to win down 10 in the fourth quarter. It's a good one to win."
Brady hooked up with Deion Branch on a touchdown that cut the Ravens lead to 20-17 and found his old teammate nine time for 98 yards in Branch's return to New England. "He did great," Brady said. "You guys asked me earlier in the week if there was chemistry there. I've been throwing balls to him for a long time. He made some big time plays. We all kept battling." On the touchdown, which came after Brady scrambled and found Branch in the corner of the end zone, Brady said, "We put him over there to see if he could get open and he didn't let us down."
FOXBORO -- Steve Gostkowski's third field goal of the day, from 35 yards out with 1:55 left in overtime, lifted the Patriots to a 23-20 win over the Ravens at Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots trailed 20-10 early in the fourth quarter before Tom Brady led the comeback with a four-yard TD pass to Deion Branch and Gostkowski's 24-yard field goal that tied it with 1:51 left in regulation.
Playing their first game without Randy Moss, Deion Branch stepped in and caught nine balls for 98 yards and a touchdown. Brady finished 27-of-44 for 292 yards and a touchdown and two interceptions.
It was the 12th straight regular season win for the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Brady has also won 23 straight regular season home games dating back to Nov. 2006.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis had a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Deion Branch, in his first game back...
FOXBORO -- Safety James Sanders has been ruled out of today's game against Baltimore with an ailing hamstring, an injury that limited him in practice this week.
The full list of inactives include running back Thomas Clayton, offensive linemen Mark LeVoir and Rich Ohrnberger, defensive lineman Kyle Love, wide receiver Taylor Price, running back Fred Taylor and cornerback Tyrone Wheatley.
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In an interview Sunday with Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network, Tom Brady dismissed a CBS report that he and Randy Moss had an altercation the week before the wideout was dealt to Minnesota.
"There was nothing to that [report]," Brady said. "That sounds like little girl games that little girls play. We are both big boys and that's not the way it works here."
Brady was also asked about the loss of Moss and how it will affect the Patriots on the field.
"You don't lose Randy and say we're better," Brady said. "I'd be foolish to say that."
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HARTFORD -- Speaking after the Celtics' 97-84 preseason win over the Knicks at the XL Center Saturday night, Shaquille O'Neal said that all the talk about the Oct. 26 season opener against the Miami Heat being one of the biggest opening games in league history was over-stated.
"In the last 20 years I've had bigger openers," said O'Neal after scoring six points in 13 minutes. "It's big to you guys, but you guys like the hype. Everybody wants to talk about the young team, but the last 10 years I think I've been there I think four times and I haven't seen a young time do it yet.
"Especially with all the social media … I've been in much bigger games."
Part of O'Neal's reasoning for the tilt with the Heat not being what many are identifying it as was because of the construct of his team's opponent, the Heat. With Miami's three stars -- Dwayne Wade (28 years-old), Chris Bosh...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
Torey joins Mike and Rob to discuss the last week for the Red Sox, Joe Kelly's awesome performance last night, if Clay Buchholz can figure things out, David Ortiz and more.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Kirk rants about Gerry being Corporate Callahan and commands Paul to shut Gerry's mic off.
Brady lawyer, Ted Olson, speaks about the latest Deflategate news on GMA and Gerry reads Larry King's latest Kings Things.
Ortiz, Bogaerts, and Jackie Bradley Jr are all MVP candidates. Chili Davis should be too.
The guys start off the show talking about the latest Deflategate news and recap a full weekend of Red Sox action against the Indians.
Joe Kelly threw 6.2 no-hit innings in his first start since returning from the DL on Saturday, and Lou gets very exciting thinking about Joe Kelly and his potential.
DeMaurice Smith, the head of the NFL PA spoke out about why Tom Brady and his team are filing another appeal, and the guys break down what the latest Deflategate news means for Brady going forward.
We discuss the latest developments in the story that won't die (Deflategate) with the great Michael McCann of SI and UNH law school.
We discuss Joe Kelly's triumphant return from the DL, and why Michael isn't ready to back off of his stance on the pitcher just yet.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Celtics options with the third pick in the upcoming NBA draft, plus talk a little NBA semi-finals as we await word on whether Draymond Green will be suspended.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.
Rob Bradford sits down with both former Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell and current Sox three-bagger, Travis Shaw, for an in-depth discussion on what it's like to be a 6-foot-3, starting third baseman in Boston.
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