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Curran and Mayo: The odd couple

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Curran and Mayo: The odd couple

Yes, they talk football. But after 2 12 years on weekly interviews on 'Quick Slants', Comcast SportsNet's Tom E. Curran and Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo talk so much, much more . . .

ON FASHION
Curran: "This is my sweater that I wore to cheer you up (after Sunday's loss to the Seahawks)."

Mayo: "Your Bill Cosby sweater. I like it."

Curran: "I thought you would feel better . . . "

Mayo: "Really Christmas-y, Christmas-y."

Curran: ". . . if I wore a silly sweater."

Mayo: "That's not silly, that's . . . just dumb."

Curran: "Do you feel better, though?"

Mayo: "I do feel better about calling your sweater dumb. That makes me feel better."

Curran: "Look, it's always difficult after a loss. It's hard for me to know exactly which way to go with you 'cause, well, it's a nice intimate setting at the Renaissance Hotel, where the interviews are taped and I don't want to make you irritated. But I thought today I would commiserate. "

Mayo: "Great word."

Curran: "Thank you.

Mayo: "But let's get it straight. It's difficult after a win coming to watch you dressed like that. Just being honest."

ON ATHLETIC COMPETITION
Curran: "I play men's softball and sometimes I'll play flag football and there's times that we lose. And I know what it feels like. There's a lot of things you wish had gone differently, there's a lot of things you say, 'What could I have done?' I know what you're feeling."

Mayo: "You look like a born loser. You look like you were a loser coming straight out, out of the womb."

Curran: "No, I was not!"

Mayo: "For guys like us, you know, New England Patriots, it is difficult, and at this point all we can do is change the page and move on."

Curran: "This was good for 2 12 years, and now it's just going downhill . . . ."

WITH APOLOGIES TO MAMA CURRAN
Mayo: "We say guys like you were beat at birth. That's how we say it. "

Curran: "Beat at birth??"

Mayo: "You were beat at birth. When I see a guy like you across from me, I'm like, 'Ah, he was beat at birth'. "

Curran: "My mother watches this show."

Mayo: "Sorry."

Curran: "He doesn't mean it."

Mayo: "Sorry, Mama Curran."

Curran: "Perfect."

MORE FASHION, AND MORE APOLOGIES TO MAMA CURRAN
Curran: "Did Sunday's loss at Seattle make for a long flight home?"

Mayo: "It was a very long flight home."

Curran: "I can appreciate that."

Mayo: "If I had that sweater, it would have been shorter."

Curran: "You could have wrapped it around you, swaddled yourself . . . "

Mayo: "Exactly. Or used it as toilet paper. However you want to use it."

Curran: "My mother actually knitted this sweater, too, Jerod."

Mayo: "Sorry, Mama Curran, for the second time in this show."

Curran: "Been great so far."

ON DINNER
Mayo: "Do you know what? To be honest with you, I don't pay attention to the media. I've said this time and time again on this show. I don't pay attention to you . . . "

Curran: (To the camera) "He just shows up to talk to the media."

Mayo: " . . . I don't pay attention to what anyone has to say. It's like right now, I'm just talking to the camera. I don't even feel you right here beside me. So at the end of the day, it's all about the New England Patriots and getting better."

(Curran takes a sip of water and blows over towards Mayo.)

Mayo: "I can smell your breath." To the camera: "He had jalapenos."

Curran: "Not yet."

MORE ATHLETIC COMPETITION
Curran (after Mayo had finished praising the Jets): "Yeah, you didn't mention the quarterback, though, did you?"

Mayo: "Mark Sanchez is a good player. And no matter what you say, he's playing well these last couple of weeks. So he's a dangerous player."

Curran: "He throws balls where they shouldn't be! Did you see the touchdown . . . "

Mayo: "Can you throw better than him?"

Curran: "Yeah!"

Mayo: (Stares stone-faced at the camera.) "My face says it all."

STILL MORE FASHION
Curran: 'You know, you're wearing your throwback uniforms this week. You look good in red?"

Mayo: "I do."

Curran: "Did you know that? Did I just break the news to you?"

Mayo: "You did. You did. I do look good in red. But I also look good in blue."

Curran: "You do. Well, you'd also look good in a Christmas sweater."

Mayo: "Probably not."

AND MORE MAMA CURRAN
Curran: "You know, Mom, I'm not happy with this way this thing went, either. So we're going to end it here, we're going to reconvene next week after the Jets game, and we're going to talk some more, different, football stuff."

Mayo: "And knit a new sweater, Mama Curran, please. So we'll have something to talk about."

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Wentz tosses 4 TDs, Eagles beat Redskins, 34-24

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MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Wentz tosses 4 TDs, Eagles beat Redskins, 34-24

PHILADELPHIA - Carson Wentz tossed four touchdown passes, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame losing nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters in a 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

Wentz threw for 268 yards and ran for a career-best 63 after a shaky start to lead the NFL-best Eagles (6-1) to their fifth straight win. But the victory was costly because Peters was carted off the field with a knee injury in the third quarter.

Kirk Cousins had 303 yards passing and three TDs for the Redskins (3-3).

The Eagles went three-and-out three times in their first four drives and had only 57 total yards before Wentz hit Mack Hollins in stride with a perfect 64-yard TD pass to tie it at 10.

That got the offense rolling.

Wentz connected with Zach Ertz for 46 yards on the next series and found him again for a 4-yard TD pass to make it 17-10.

After getting the second-half kickoff, the Eagles drove 86 yards for another touchdown. Peters was injured during the series, and fans chanted his name while teammates surrounded the cart.

Wentz finished the drive off with a play that Peters would appreciate.

While being hit by two defenders and falling forward, Wentz lofted a 9-yard TD pass to Corey Clement.

Wentz fired a 10-yard TD pass to Nelson Agholor to expand the lead to 31-17. Wentz kept that drive alive by escaping a sack and running 17 yards on third-and-8.

Cousins tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Chris Thompson to give the Redskins a 10-3 lead. He connected with Jordan Reed on a 5-yard TD to cut the deficit to 24-17 and threw a 12-yard pass to Reed to cap the scoring.

The Eagles were penalized on four straight plays to start their first possession before Wentz was intercepted by Quinton Dunbar on a deep pass to Torrey Smith on second-and-31.

Philadelphia swept Washington for the first time since 2013 and has a commanding lead in the NFC East. The Cowboys and Redskins are tied for second place.

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