Welker: No jokes, 'discouraged as a team'


Welker: No jokes, 'discouraged as a team'

Wes Welker was in a joking mood after his 13-catch day last week in the Patriots' victory over the Broncos. He even jokingly took a shot at Coach Bill Belichick, saying "it's always great to stick it in Bill's face."

There were no jokes Sunday in Welker's appearance on "Patriots Postgame Live." A 24-23 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle left the wide receiver, and the rest of the Patriots, frustrated.

"You want to finish off the game with the ball in your possession," Welker said after the Pats failed to do that and Seattle rallied from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit.

"We're discouraged as a whole team, not being able to finish this game out" Welker said. "As an offense we've got to finish out that game, and put points on the board. As a defense, we've got to get stops. Across the board, we've just got to be better."

Welker extended his streak to 100 straight regular season games with at least one reception, including his time with the Miami Dolphins. He has a streak of 83 straight regular-season games with at least one reception as a member of the Patriots to extend his franchise record.

Also, Welker (10 catches) tied Jerry Rice with his 15th NFL game with 10 receptions and 100-yards receiving for the most in NFL history and his 138 yards receiving marked his fourth consecutive 100-yard game, tying a franchise record.