New England came away from Orchard Park with a much-needed 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills Sunday. Randy Moss, under fire for his performance the last few weeks, had five catches for 70 yards and a TD and issued a terse statement to the media in the post-game press conference before leaving without fielding any questions. Lawrence Maroney had 23 carried for for 81 yards and a touchdown while Tom Brady had a season-low 115 yards while going 11 for 23. Defensively, Tully Banta-Cain had three sacs for the banged-up New England D. The Pats also had plenty of help from the Bills, who were penalized a total of 11 times for 124 yards. Elsewhere, the Titans knocked off the Dolhpins in overtime while the Falcons swooped into the Meadowlands and took down the Jets 10-7.
After trailing early to the Pacers 26-13 in the first, the Celtics came away with a 103-94 win over Indiana Tuesday Night. Rasheed Wallace filled in for Kevin Garnett and had 9 points in 13 rebounds while Paul Pierce had a total of 16 points despite missing his first 10 shots of the evening and Kendrick Perkins had an admirable 19 points in the win. The Celtics will next face the Orlando Magic on Christmas Day.
Coming off an embarrassing 2-0 loss to the Maple Leafs Saturday night, The Bruins snapped their 4-game slide with a 2-0 shutout of the Ottawa Senators Monday night at the Scotiabank Centre. Sens netminder Brian Elliot carried a shutout well into the 3rd period until he gave up a goal from Patrice Bergeron. Marco Sturm also scored for Boston later on in the third and Tim Thomas stopped all 29 shots faced to make it 10 straight wins against the Senators with Thomas between the pipes. The Bruins will next play Atlanta on Wednesday night.