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Kevin Winter is welcomed to the flash booth as the Patriots get ready to face the Houston Texans

Dec 10, 2012|

John and Gerry welcome their new permanent flash boy, Kevin Winter, and Monday's primetime match-up that has the Patriots taking on the conference leading Houston Texans. The guys predict how the AFC could unfold with a Patriots victory coupled with Baltimore's loss on Sunday, leaving the Patriots in the driver's seat for the number two seed.

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I'm -- calculation we have waited thirteen weeks and twelve games for tonight to arrive and we waited. Six weeks and seventeen different auditions for winter to -- to big. Big big date welcome Kevin winter Arctic blast guy -- -- sell real. All right let's let's get ready for the questions we've been here for like twelve years. You wake up in the morning. I want to thank you say Hewitt at that time you go to bed do you hate the game to watch that's my might that -- -- the tape the game watching in the morning. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We got it I get the maple -- what did you bring -- the gap for via duct tape with a microphone stand that touches the plunger right. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- In what way. Well and I've read already drives me nuts at the controls and I don't know I'll know more about winter. One of personal life you'll get a month to get about ten years to go on the deal that I just sitting on a single that you wanna know like. One day. -- little old to -- yeah and a single moment tattoos at that weird lifestyle you live now I don't believe it is -- event -- you consider real life the elder you know drive and Driscoll has McDonnell and I shifts in right you know will get to that tomorrow. -- cleared out his desk down at Bristol hasn't done that yet got a good out there and aligned. -- an escort you out of the building though all leaving very very nicely is not. That place that don't trust people like you think your steal and stuff not -- to the -- to write the book burning bridges -- people now. This we want to book by the -- no I was not I was not at guys that was that -- those guys doubled off on that as the -- that particular an 800 pages and I read the whole leap and things council ought to salacious. Syria and of told the you know you -- Olbermann is that -- -- -- -- -- and he's also a source so they give you the good and the bad of you can tell as a source you are the guys who really looked better Tony Kornheiser didn't. Looks bad and Bill Simmons looks bad Kornheiser is amazing -- -- as a rotor -- friends from the Washington Post. But they had to tell the truth and he's in new Roddick insecure lunatic. Who was -- -- that thing that I can never get past private jets to get to Monday Night Football he was. Are -- -- to fly commercially. Arguably well I don't like it you Erica get a private jet to spring training -- who likes -- I took -- these negotiations. Is fear of flying anyway changed. 100 people. What you're still in this and I think the 600 that at some point yes he resigned themselves that he has to fly so he's got this against the is juice down there where he demands a private plane in the okay. OK and he's the worst commentator in the history Monday Night Football they easily could signal -- don't go else. But he had Adam and again the -- any. I guess we won't go off on that more weight slow day we'll get winter can wait till. You know he gets all stuff out of his -- before he comes and tells us all the deep deep that we had a producer who was that he has in the east Ellison. Some of the deep dark secrets you're even better connect advocate gonna do that wanted to get it to reveal exciting -- well. Don't wanna it's so yeah it was business etc. -- -- -- a ticket that's threw us a single it will reveal analysts -- but. I would Dan Shaughnessy today writes -- no way they lose this game and I I can't. I mean you you can give me that the facts and no match. Which is amazing is the winningest starting quarterback in the NFL player who -- at least he links and or on the road this year not lost on the road they run the ball on this rainy weather. But don't you just feel like it's coming together the way it always does in December for the New England Patriots and and and Tom Brady go to just feel. Like the -- they are primed for a late season run and and and the Texans have a good defense papers -- play good defense before. They get their the offense -- is click and that's the so this. Has worked in here right now on the discovered something everybody's on the same page. They're gonna score they're gonna score thirty in the Texas do that -- in the Texans put up 35 I think the Texans could. All make any lower scoring game than you think but I would say more than anything else they gone too -- Houston Texans to talk about this being. They are most important game of the entire franchise's history 175 games as he points out paper today I believe they played two playoff game to playoff games last year 110 loss to -- -- -- -- one and somehow on this prime time stage as is is circled on their calendar in BA red circles says this is the most important game and team franchise history. To be a little. Putting if I'm following the Houston Texans but they're making up to be so big and sort of like the Super Bowl and the patriots do this all the time. Yeah right of one or two were well at these all have -- every season. They have won six days from now yes it is that's just as big on the national scale it's not as big in the AFC but I think. I I don't know whether it's this purpose and that they really -- circle this on the calendar and go after it. But they're just tell the truth I mean this is the best Monday night matchup opened like 25 years in terms of records here on the two. 99 or division -- winner leaders. Then a goal for double -- or they get double digit wins patriots -- -- it's a huge huge game to them the patriots have had bigger games clearly. If you eliminate the playoff game. The tell the truth but what happens of their lows -- you set yourself up to -- to be -- they -- look at the best record and they fall back on this. They get the best record if there's a rematch it's in Houston. -- for now. -- -- and I don't -- the colts twice and I believe it's. Minnesota it at that two very different levels play not play easy right but the patriots got there were kind of -- to in on the president's. You get -- niners but do. Does the team that has a little bit of room in terms of their win and loss record really need to be the one that puts the pressure on themselves pulled this up this this matters more than anything else to. It's the picture truly you have to win out it's the picture to can't afford it lost these Texans. I think that's I think -- good things for them cycle I agree I really don't think it's crazy way to it's crazy way to set it up. If you're Andre Johnson is just it's also to those not Smart thinks is what did Kubiak said he did he say yeah this is bigger and the reverend. ST what he's as you can pretty much guarantee that this most of the other ultimate team thing I'm just one of its. Theme for Q Kubiak heading into the game and keep this the mountains up via e-book but look at. You know what what they've done it I guess you'd call -- let -- when you play at home against Jacksonville. 4337. In overtime. At Detroit -- -- a rally in the taxable. At Detroit 3431. -- maybe they get. Too comfortable and knees when they're not big games maybe he thinks they need that big. -- idea to get them going to get him riled up so -- -- I'm sure they're not taking this -- yet that is not just another game we will see offenses if it's the right approach in a few hours while their two big games -- home against Green -- and it didn't work out too well on that on the road and it's. On this Sunday night game Chicago. In which was just an absolute slop -- It was a thirteen to six it was against that eight turnovers in the opening half that shop. -- led the the way with 95 yards past -- -- comedy yes and he's gonna throw for a few more than that. Tonight comes on the first series I mean this is good coach whether the patriots view it is that. Of that magnitude and not to if you like to play a preview don't feel like capsule playoff pressure playoff blows. -- satellite you'll see this game another point in time the question is what thing. That's the right field and that's all that matters don't you look at these two teams and say. If it is championship game that. The home team wins mean it just feels that way -- obviously it's not like that pat on the colts back -- and Denver to pick classical I think you know patriots play the Broncos in the NFC championship game. All that matters to me right now where it's that if in Denver. The Denver's gonna win here patriots and so if you believe that that is true it doesn't matter. I mean it is -- it does mean is it if they win out they get the number two seed Andy yeah first round -- obviously matters but I'm just suggesting that -- outcome really has no effect on what happened when they do -- you're saying is where they meet the act out. Do you think they can't catch him. Does that mean if they win tonight Texans are eleven to patriots attended three. And the Texans political twice in Minnesota image of the patriot I went out detected able moral loss Texans are common -- -- -- I got it already. And in the history of the thing and -- says that you know for years and which shows he writes today and I thought it mute button. Things are breaking the patriots -- always the way they usually do a break and I'm watching yesterday watch in the pilot's watch in the red zones and this. Is it's happening again. Now that might sound silly the EU but it it feels that way that raises the ravens -- we usually don't -- number the bottom line -- Rollins is going to you've got to be kidding ravens go to down in a game in on the had an eight point lead -- however many minutes left than they blow right RG three on the shelf on the and out in the MRI machine where you know 08. Out of the game gone and that and Kirk cousins comes in and leads the the skins over the ravens. Ravens feel did they feel like he did team walk in right now they have a tough schedule effective giant and the Broncos and falcons and the Philadelphia. No no did not apologize giants of the broncos' front goes. And and then the Steelers at home. Picked this one by the way the Steelers note that the judges -- all the charges at all. That was one -- look is where you just expected that the comeback didn't matter how good bad ones that would discuss the role of the charges beaten dead. Judges did their coaches on their GM Don. Pittsburgh and they just get whacked by the charges anyway. So you get still that was the original vote for -- Norman to CBS or was that shift shift. And that he admitted he's aren't until these dummies they went out on the -- -- -- for Nortel said the back in 06 write about a level that coaching longer he had a pretty good run. So the steals go down please don't just lose just go down -- -- ravens sock. Right now they've they've looked bad and there you know it's gonna get worse and hurt the bagels. Blow at nine was a nine point 99 point lose at home that's on the potential all about and the 11. The one who secured the first. While -- the Indianapolis Colts. We've already seen that will be a scrimmage for the patriots and they play the colts in round one or round two. Of the playoffs it'll be like the game they played against the Broncos will be at it last year the warm up to an up at home where they just take them apart -- a a lot of inspirational stuff with with O'Donnell coming back. However in the -- -- but there's talent that needs to play it's going to be a cold night and far and will be a night game dark and CBS -- -- pretty -- will be dark out and and yet CBS and love it up. I don't think luck will choke and I opened the colts will choke but they know that they play in the last time they faced the patriots they get their heads handed to him. Then you if that's the first playoff game. That would be the first week which means they would have. Lost they talked to a spot so I don't see -- that probably not happen in the probably do get a by the way it looks right now. Pete are you ready for this they control their own destiny. That's -- -- and stay away from I don't know they wanted to snort -- state senate as much as possible. This team -- it over the head of people is accurate. You can't control your own test correctly. You can future you can schedule you can play. Your own destiny. We control football thought that they fault lines are -- 617. 797937. At the lineup former patriot linebacker Ted Johnson. Jonas from Houston Texas. 7 o'clock so -- -- I'll -- to a -- play by play from Monday Night Football tonight Rico -- the clock. Always blue size 8 o'clock hour as well. -- upon the -- of patriot tomorrow. Well --

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