The New England Patriots lost a hard-fought battle against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday 26-21. The Packers gained the lead in the first quarter, making two field goals and a touchdown. Fortunately, Patriots running back Brandon Bolden scored a touchdown at the beginning of the second quarter, and wide receiver Brandon LaFell scored another at the end of the second quarter. Although it looked like a comeback was possible for the Patriots, they could not match the Packers’ efficient plays and quarterback Aaron Rodgers’s passing accuracy.
The Patriots enter week 14 of the season ranked first in the American Football Conference with a 9-3 record. They will face the San Diego Chargers in San Diego on Dec. 7.
The Boston Bruins defeated the Winnipeg Jets on Friday at TD Garden 2-1. Both teams demonstrated strong defensive abilities, with both goalies stopping over 94 percent of the shots taken. The Jets scored their first and only goal of the game in the first period, giving the Bruins’ defense momentum for the rest of the game. Left wing Milan Lucic tied the score in the third period, sending the game into overtime. With an assist from center Carl Soderberg, Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton scored the winning goal in overtime. As of Friday, the Bruins are ranked fourth in the Eastern Atlantic Conference.
The Boston Celtics fell to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday 89-111 at TD Garden. The Celtics outscored the Spurs 49-45 in the first half, but the Spurs went on to dramatically outscore the Celtics in the second half 66-40. Celtics forward Jeff Green led the team in scoring, with 18 points with the help of guard Rajon Rondo, who recorded a game-high 10 assists. Rondo has dealt with injuries since the beginning of the season, but if he remains healthy, the Celtics may have a more optimistic outlook on the rest of the season. The Celtics are currently ranked 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 4-10 record.