BOSTON Teams

Lineup: Red Sox (90-64) at Rays (65-88)

  • 1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 2. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 3. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 4. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Brock Holt, 3B (L)
  • 7. Chris Young, LF (R)
  • 8. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 9. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • SP: Rick Porcello, RHP

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Addazio talked about building momentum, and Boston Collrge looked as if it did that against Wagner. Most importantly, the offense began clicking. The running game was solid against an FCS foe, and Patrick Towles was efficient and hit a long touchdown.

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Breaking down Boston College's dominant 42-10 win over Wagner (1:47)
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Boston College's Walker puts agility on display for 27-yard TD catch (0:52)
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NaciĆ³n ESPN: Belichick doesn't need Brady (2:28)

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

This has to be Boston College's get-right game. The Eagles get a break with FCS Wagner after a three-game start that coach Steve Addazio called a "meat grinder." They were shut out 49-0 last week, so both the offense and defense need to build momentum before a five-game stretch that includes the Atlantic Division's top three teams.

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1 Big Thing: Doesn't matter who starts at QB for Pats (2:33)
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Butler and Ryan shadow often

The Patriots are the only team in the league that shadows almost every single week, usually with multiple corners. At this point, Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan are featured in these shadow situations, which also include the slot. Shadow report (Insider)

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Ortiz records most RBIs for final MLB season with homer (0:25)
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The wonderful story of NE defender, Andrew Farrell (2:47)
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How does the Patriots' 3-0 record diminish Brady's legacy? (1:38)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With just one more game until Tom Brady returns to the Patriots, the question is now if the club will have a healthy, available QB on its roster Oct. 2 against the Bills.

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Rookie QBs making presence known (0:28)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The last time three quarterbacks threw a pass for Bill Belichick in one season was in 2008. That year, Matt Cassel led the team with 516 passes, Tom Brady threw 11 (he was injured in Week 1), and Kevin O'Connell threw six. The last time Belichick had four quarterbacks throw a pass in a season was in 2000, his first with the Patriots. That year, Drew Bledsoe (531), John Friesz (21), Michael Bishop (nine) and Brady (3) threw passes.

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The whistle won't stop KG from blocking your shot (0:35)

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