Patriots ignore the noise


Patriots ignore the noise

It's never surprising to hear about the Jets talking trash. Ever since Rex Ryan took charge, in fact, it seems as though it's been encouraged.

With the Patriots starting several little-known players on defense, they probably should have expected to get an earful from the Jets. But if they did, they weren't admitting it after their win Sunday night.

"I didn't hear any of it," said Sterling Moore, who made his first career start at safety. "At least I try not to pay too much attention to it. I mean Plaxico did a little bit of talking but it wasn't too much."

The little bit Moore did hear didn't bother him. He's an undrafted rookie out of Southern Methodist playing against some Super Bowl champions and All-Pros. He gets it.

"It makes sense," Moore said. "That's why I'm out there. I'm out there to make a name for myself."

Kyle Arrington, who has a little bit more experience in Bill Belichick's system, handled it exactly as his coach would. Private conversations I have with players are kept private. Or something like that.

"I don't hear a thing," Arrington said. "I just go out there. Whetever happens in between the lines, stays in between the lines. Anything else, ignore the noise."

Not that it didn't feel good to hear the noise and then beat them on the field.

"We stopped them," said Mark Anderson, "so that shut them up right there."

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1


Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

PITTSBURGH - Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh led 2-1 through two periods before breaking out in the third with three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

Sheary scored his 17th and has nine goals in nine games. Bryan Rust added his 12th and Patric Hornqvist his 11th for the Penguins, who won a season-high seventh straight at home. Pittsburgh the NHL's best home team, is 13-0-1 in its last 14 home games.

Evgeni Malkin had two assists for a season-best seven-game point streak. Crosby added two assists for a three-point game. Matt Murray made 44 saves to win his fourth straight game.

David Krejci scored his 11th for the Bruins, who have lost four straight and five of their last six.