WATCH: No Mayo? What would Curran do?

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WATCH: No Mayo? What would Curran do?

With the benefit of four years' hindsight, nfl.com has redone the 2008 draft and determined where players actually would have gone if teams knew then what they know now.
The Patriots? They lose Jerod Mayo, who goes to Oakland with the fourth overall pick. (The Raiders actually picked Darren McFadden.) In his place, with the 10th overall selection -- they had the 49ers' pick, remember -- they get running back Ray Rice. Rice's addition, says nfl.com, gives "the Pats a certifiable force in both the ground and air game. Rice (2,068 total yards) outgained all of New England's backs combined (1,936) in 2011".
True enough.
But would Rice clown around with Tom E. Curran on Quick Slants?

Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

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Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.

Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.

Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.

Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.

Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.