Stay Classy, San Diego.

Mike Reiss goes over all the recent Patriots/Colts games with defensive end Ty Warren, who offers his thoughts on each contest that he has been involved in. Michael Felger has his Patriots report card for the week, and there are pretty much high marks all around as you might expect, with the exception of the defensive line, which he tags with a “D+.” Ian Clark has similar results in his version of the report card.

John Tomase has a good look at some of the subtle ways that the Patriots beat the Chargers on Sunday. Shalise Manza Young has Tom Brady displaying some selective amnesia in the win over the Chargers. Alan Greenberg has Brady walking away as a winner even on a day he didn’t have his best stuff. He also notes the presence of former Patriot Roman Phifer in the hallway after the game. Another story in the Projo with no byline offers three observations on the Patriots.

Albert Breer has Reche Caldwell enjoying his return to San Diego with a big day. David Brown ties up a few loose ends as he heads back from San Diego after the game. Michael Parente wonders if Troy Brown’s play in the fourth quarter is a sign that the Patriots are a team of destiny. Breer says that the Patriots will need to work on stopping plays to the offensive left, which was an area that the Chargers exploited, and the Colts are certain to attack. Mike Lowe observes that the Patriots surprised us once more, but in different ways this time.

Gerry Callahan says that there is no way that the Patriots can play the disrespect card any longer. They’ve earned the respect and are now beyond reproach. He says there is no one who can pick the Colts and really mean it this week. (Gerry – check with your Herald colleague Felger – he’s got the Colts big this week.) He says that the Colts now have the disrespect card all to themselves. Dan Shaughnessy says the Patriots need to work on being a little less offensive after games, suggesting they could use more decorum, yet also is critical of the Chargers for their sour grapes. It seems like Dan might’ve attempted to be balanced in this one. Tony Massarotti says that Tom Brady repeatedly put the Patriots in bad position on Sunday and should take his defense out to dinner for bailing him out. Lenny Megliola has the Patriots proving their mettle once more.

Reiss’s notebook has Tomlinson not backing down from his remarks even after having a night to sleep on them. Tomase’s notebook has more on the additional comments from Tomlinson. McHugh’s notebook revisits another Troy Brown story to tell your grandkids someday.

Colts

Jim McCabe looks at how the Colts defense has delivered a pair of impressive performances in the playoffs thus far. Jennifer Toland has the Patriots and Colts gearing up for Round Three of their postseason series. Eric McHugh notes that Pats/Colts III offers plenty of subplots. John Tomase offers up a overview of what the Colts are about this season. Tom King has the Patriots talking about the challenges that the Colts are going to bring them.

You’ve probably heard this already, but don’t plan on buying tickets to this game, either. Bruce Mohl reports on the Colts shutting out Patriots fans this week as well.

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Celtics

The undermanned Celtics continued their struggles yesterday afternoon, losing 100-96 on the road to the Atlanta Hawks. Gerald Green and Allan Ray each had 22 points for the Celtics, while Al Jefferson had 18 points and 17 rebounds for the green.

Steve Bulpett has Doc Rivers trying very hard to find things to be positive about in this stretch. Shira Springer says this one was frustratingly familiar for the Celtics.

Bulpett’s notebook has Kendrick Perkins still really laboring because of the plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Springer’s notebook has a look at Allan Ray on his career high 22 point performance.

Bruins

After losing 6-of-7, the Bruins needed a win. ANY win. They got one yesterday in the shootout, 3-2 over the Buffalo Sabres. Fluto Shinzawa and Steve Conroy have the game stories. Dan Hickling reports for the Projo. Bud Barth has more on the win, for which the Bruins game some credit to an inspirational video provided by the video staff.

Douglas Flynn says a quick look at the standings takes the fun out of this win. Barbara Matson has Shean Donovan enjoying his move to the line with Patrice Bergeron and Marco Sturm. Rich Thompson has Tim Thomas coming up big in the game and shootout yesterday.

Conroy’s notebook has more on Donovan’s shift. Flynn’s notebook has more on the line changes by B’s coach Dave Lewis. Shinzawa’s notebook looks at the show put on by the goaltenders yesterday. Barth’s notebook has more on Brad Boyes getting moved off the top line in favor of Donovan.

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