New England Patriots defeat Tennessee Titans, 59-0
FOXBOROUGH - Patriots 59, Titans 0. Huh? What was that? What did it mean?
To paraphrase the late Jack Buck, did I just see what I just saw?
45-0 at the half? Five Tom Brady touchdown passes in the second quarter? Brady sitting down with a period and a half to play after leading his team to scores on the first eight of what would become nine straight productive possessions? (Doc Rivers isn’t even asking for that.)
It was all so surreal it might actually be neces...
FOXBOROUGH - Patriots running back Laurence Maroney promised the boos would motivate him. The last game he played at Gillette Stadium, some fans expressed their displeasure after he gained just 6 yards on seven carries in a 27-21 win against Baltimore Oct. 4.
Maroney said he didn’t hear the chorus of boos that day, but later said he would “deliver.’’
Yesterday, Maroney did just that.
Running back Sammy Morris went down in the first quarter with a leg injury and di...
FOXBOROUGH - So this was what the intrigue was all about with Sebastian Vollmer.
Midway through the first quarter of the Patriots’ 59-0 blowout of the Titans yesterday, the hulking 6-foot-8-inch, 315-pound German pulled right from his left tackle spot, shot up an inside gap, and slammed into a defender.
That allowed a patient Laurence Maroney to cut up, slip in between Vollmer and center Dan Koppen, and race through the secondary en route to a 45-yard touchdown that ...
FOXBOROUGH - Oh, the snow and the woe that befell the Tennessee Titans yesterday at Gillette Stadium.
In wintry conditions not fit for man, beast, nor professional football players wearing powder blue helmets with oil derricks on them, the Patriots yesterday added to their growing reputation as the Greatest Show in Snow. Led by Tom Brady’s otherworldly first-half passing performance, in which he threw for 345 of his 380 yards and five of his six touchdowns, the Patriots...