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Sports Report: New England Patriots Best The Denver Broncos 43-21

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Tom Brady threw touchdown passes to four different receivers while completing 33 of his 53 passes for 333 yards as New England whipped Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-21. Rob Gronkowski snared one of Brady's four TD tosses and had nine receptions for 105 yards. Julian Edelman scored touchdowns on a five-yard catch and an 84-yard punt return while the Pats were scoring 24 unanswered points in the second quarter to carry a 27-7 lead into the locker room.

Ben Roethlisberger threw six touchdown passes for the second consecutive week while going 25 of 37 for 340 yards in Pittsburgh's 43-23 win over Baltimore. Roethlisberger is the first quarterback in NFL/AFL history to throw for 12 touchdowns over a two-game stretch, breaking the record of 11 set by Tom Flores for Oakland in 1963 and matched by Tom Brady seven years ago. Martavis Bryant had two scoring grabs, Antonio Brown caught 11 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown, and Matt Spaeth caught the record-setting pass with 1:51 remaining.

Elsewhere Kansas City topped the Jets 24-10, Philadelphia beat Houston 31-21, Miami shut out San Diego 37-0, Cleveland bested Tampa Bay 22-17, Minnesota edged Washington 29-26, St. Louis won against San Francisco 13-10, Seattle beat Oakland 30-24, Arizona trumped Dallas 28-17, and it was Cincinnati over Jacksonville 33-23.

The Buffalo Bills have a bye week.

On Monday Night Football, Indianapolis is in the Meadowlands at 8:30 to face the New York Giants.

Protests against the Washington Redskins name continues. Thousands of people rallied outside the stadium in Minnesota before the Redskins-Vikings game, the latest protest against Washington's divisive nickname.

Organizers estimated the crowd around 5,000 on Sunday morning.

Native American leaders, local politicians, former sports stars and other speakers voiced their disdain for Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his refusal to change the nickname they've derided as derogatory and racist.


In the NBA, the New York Knicks edged the Charlotte Hornets 96-93. On a night when he joined the NBA's 20,000-point club, Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points. Amar'e Stoudemire had 17 off the bench for the Knicks, who won their second straight. Iman Shumpert added 15 points. Meanwhile Miami won against Toronto 107-102, Golden State bested Portland 95-90, and it was Sacramento over the Clippers 98-92.


Over on the ice, Buffalo beat Detroit in a shootout 3-2, Carolina edged Los Angeles 3-2, Arizona slid past Washington 6-5, Calgary tripled up Montreal 6-2, Anaheim skated past Colorado 3-2, Winnipeg blanked Chicago 1-0, and it was Nashville over Vancouver 3-1.

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien has signed a multiyear contract extension.

Julien led the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship in 2010-11 and is the longest serving coach in consecutive seasons in franchise history. He has guided the Bruins to the playoffs in each of his seven full seasons as coach and has a 317-171- 65 record.

NYC Marathon:

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has won the men's title at the New York City Marathon, while countrywoman Mary Keitany captured the women's title.

Kipsang won in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, 59 seconds. Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi of the United States was fourth.

Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki completed the course in 3 hours, 27 minutes in her first marathon.

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