New England Patriots (NFL)
The Patriots absolutely obliterated the Jacksonville Jaguars 51-17 on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots handily maintain their perfect 3-0 record and their position as ESPN’s number one ranked team in the NFL. The Patriots scored one touchdown and one field goal in the first quarter and kept their unstoppable momentum going throughout the game. Quarterback Tom Brady also joined the small club of quarterbacks who have thrown 400 career touchdowns. As of Sunday, only four players in history have accomplished this feat. Brady’s name will be next to legendary quarterbacks Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Dan Marino in the NFL record book of most career touchdown passes. This weekend, the Patriots will have a bye week, but they will face the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Oct. 11 at 4:25 pm.
Boston Red Sox (MLB)
The Red Sox completed their sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won 2-0 on Sunday, and they did not allow the Orioles to score a single run throughout the entire three-game series. Although the Red Sox will not be able to make it to playoffs this year, their end-of-season momentum will hopefully make for a successful 2016 season. The Red Sox MVP of Sunday’s game was pitcher Henry Owens. Owens pitched over seven innings with only three hits by the Orioles. Owens left the field in the eighth inning to a standing ovation, giving Red Sox fans a feeling of pride that did not exist through most of the Red Sox’ 2015 season. The Red Sox will face the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in a four-game series starting on Monday and ending on Thursday.
Boston Celtics Preview (NBA)
In sports-crazed America, we often associate cold weather with basketball season. As the cold weather becomes noticeably more prevalent, Celtics fans anxiously await the start of NBA season. This year’s Celtics will start their preseason abroad in Milan, Italy on Oct. 6 playing Olimpia Milano, Milan’s professional basketball team. The Celtics’ strong rookie class consists of point guard Terry Rozier from Louisville, shooting guard R.J. Hunter from Georgia State and forward Jordan Mickey from Louisiana State. Another notable acquisition for the Celtics this year is the trade of 45th overall draft pick for guard Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns. Thomas averaged over 20 points per game for the Suns during the 2013-2014 season, and Celtics fans cannot wait to see what he will do to help bring the Celtics out of their slump from last year following the loss of Rajon Rondo. Because of the strong new draft picks and trades, the Celtics are predicted to improve on last year’s finish of seventh in the Eastern Conference and second in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics’ first preseason home game will be on Monday, Oct. 19 against the Brooklyn Nets, and their first regular season game will be played on Wednesday, Oct. 28 against the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden.