Maroney tries to hold on

Fumble near end zone clouds running back's future

Updated: December 31, 2009, 12:35 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots running back Laurence Maroney put his head down and thought he had capped off a successful scoring drive with a powerful surge early in Sunday's 35-7 win over the Jaguars. But after officials instead ruled he had lost a fumble, Maroney soon realized his day was over. He had been benched.

Now the question is what role he might play for the Patriots in the playoffs.

"I feel like this year has been such a roller coaster for me -- up and down, ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


  • Familiar Formula
    Jon Lester outdueled Chris Sale, and Koji Uehara closed out the White Sox.
  • Chase For The Cup
    A championship eluded Jarome Iginla in his first 16 seasons. That could change.
  • Weight Of The World
    As Marathon race director, Dave McGillivray faces a daunting challenge.
  • Want Them Back?
    As we turn the page on the woeful Celtics, it's decision time: Who stays, who goes?
  • All For One
    Our arenas became rallying points in the aftermath of last year's bombings.