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Seguin getting along famously with Kane in Switzerland

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Seguin getting along famously with Kane in Switzerland

Judging by his Twitter account it appears that Bruins prodigy Tyler Seguin is getting along famously with Chicago bad boy Patrick Kane out in Switzerland.

The 20-year-old Bruins forward tweeted out a series of pictures on Tuesday taken with the Blackhawks forward during a Swiss magazine photo shoot along with Switzerlands top wrestler. Picture a tag team match of Kane and Seguin against the closest thing Switzerland has to Andre the Giant, and youve got an idea of what the pictures looked like.

In the words of Seguin the wrestler was kind of a big guy" and tweeted out two other pictures with the wrestler body-slamming Kane and lifting both NHL players up in the air like ragdolls.

Both Seguin and Kane are wearing some kind of costume for the photo shoot -- though nothing like the Photoshopped shots of the two in medieval garb wielding axes that surfaced recently. According to wikipedia, they were engaging in Swiss wrestling known as "Schwingen." It's a "Swiss style of folk wrestling native to common to the German-speaking parts of Switzerland. Wrestlers wear Schwingerhosen ("wrestling breeches") with belts that are used for taking holds. Throws and trips are common because the first competitor to pin hisher opponent's shoulders to the ground wins the bout."

To his credit Seguin appears to be a good sport during the surreal photo shoot, and has a big smile on his face while posing for the bizarrely humorous series of pictures.

Seguin spent last week in Boston and Toronto during a nearly two week break in the Swiss Elite League schedule, but returned to Switzerland over the weekend while games set to resume this week. It appears he left a little bit early to make sure he got in the photo shoot with fellow EHC Biel teammate Kane.

For the people of Switzerland, they are clearly getting their moneys worth out of the Bruins forward. Hes good-naturedly done what theyve asked him to do, and hes performed on the ice with 13 goals and 23 points in 15 games for Biel.

Game notes: Patriots tie Browns for second-longest streak of .500-or-better seasons

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Game notes: Patriots tie Browns for second-longest streak of .500-or-better seasons

Notes from the Patriots' 33-8 victory over the Raiders in Mexico City . . . 

-- New England is now 8-2 and is guaranteed to have a .500 or better record for the 17th consecutive season, tying the 1957-73 Browns for the second-longest streak in NFL history. The record is 21, held by the 1965-85 Cowboys. The Pats last had a losing season in 2000, when they were 5-11 in Bill Belichick's first season in New England.

PATRIOTS 33, RAIDERS 8

-- The Patriots have now won 13 straight road games, setting a franchise record. They remain in second place on the NFL all-time list, behind the 18 straight road games won by the 1988-90 49ers.

-- Tom Brady completed 30 of 37 passes (81.1 percent) for 339 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 131.9 passer rating. Brady has 82 career games with at least 300 passing yards and is the only player in NFL history to record a 300-yard passing game in three different countries (United States, United Kingdom and Mexico). Brady is also the first player to have a game with at least three passing touchdowns in three different countries.

-- The Pats are now 3-0 in international games, and have outscored their opponents by a combined 113-22 score in those games. 

-- Stephen Gostkowski scored 15 points on four field goals and three PATs and moved into the top 20 on the all-time NFL scoring list.

-- Gostkowski set a franchise record for longest field goal, 62 yards, in the light air of Mexico City.