Football

Mike Petraglia
December 24, 2008 - 5:56 am
Matt Cassel has many reasons to be proud of his 2008 season. He stepped in for an MVP quarterback on Opening Day and led his team to victory. He started his first game since high school the next week in New York against the Jets and won. He has led the team to four games of at least 40 points,...
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Mike Petraglia
December 23, 2008 - 1:01 pm
Junior Seau went old-school in paying a compliment to Mike Vrabel on Tuesday at Gillette Stadium . The 19-year veteran compared New England's always reliable linebacker to Denver Bronco great Karl Mecklenburg . "He's the utility man, he knows it all and he knows the game of football and with his...
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Mike Petraglia
December 22, 2008 - 6:59 am
Who isn't? Bill Belichick admitted Monday morning that he was happy to see the Jets el-foldo job against the Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday. The Jets found a way to lose, 13-3, to the Seahawks as Mike Holmgren coached his last home game for Seattle. "We're always happy to see teams in our division...
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Mike Petraglia
December 21, 2008 - 12:26 pm
Well, that was easy. Now, thanks to the Jets losing to Seattle, the Patriots can get into the playoffs by one of two ways. Beat Buffalo and have the Jets beat Miami in the Meadowlands, they win the AFC East. If the Dolphins win, the Patriots still get in as a wild-card with a win and a Baltimore...
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December 21, 2008 - 12:10 pm
In a development that could harbors some promise for the Patriots, the Jets went down 13-3 to the Seahawks in Seattle. With the Jets loss, New England vaulted past New York into a two-way tie for first place in the AFC East with the Dolphins. Now, presuming that the Patriots beat the Bills in...
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December 21, 2008 - 9:53 am
For the second straight week, the Patriots crushed an opponent that appeared only marginally interested in playing in challenging weather. The Arizona Cardinals looked like a club ready to migrate to warmer climates for the winter, as the Patriots reeled off nine scoring drives in a 47-7 win...
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Mike Petraglia
December 21, 2008 - 5:15 am
The inactives are out for today's game with the Cardinals. For the Patriots... Matt Gutierrez is the third QB, while James Sanders , BenJarvus Green-Ellis , Tedy Bruschi , Gary Guyton , Dan Connolly , Wes Britt and Billy Yates are out for today's game. For the Cardinals... Brian St. Pierre is the...
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December 21, 2008 - 5:08 am
There are definite advantages to being at home rather than Gilette Stadium for today's huge game between the Cardinals and Patriots. Among them: the opportunity to avoid sitting in sub-freezing temperatures with a blizzard pelting your face, and the chance to take part in WEEI.com's live in-game...
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Mike Petraglia
December 21, 2008 - 3:30 am
Welcome to snowy Gillette. There are five green tarps on the field and seven John Deere tractors ready and waiting to plow the snow, should it accumulate significantly by the 1 p.m. kickoff. Temperatures are expected to be around freezing with a wintry mix of mostly snow, some rain and freezing...
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Mike Petraglia
December 20, 2008 - 6:58 am
Arizona Cardinals (8-6) at New England Patriots (9-5), 1 p.m. TV: FOX-TV (Ch. 25) The Patriots play their first game at home since Nov. 30 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and wouldn't you know it, Mother Nature has provided the holiday decorations with not one but two weekend snow storms for the...
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