Good morning! The First Shot provides you with a healthy helping of links to the top Patriots-related stories around the internet to get your day started. Enjoy your breakfast, your coffee, put off your work (just keep an eye out for the boss), and get your early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- The Patriots fell to the Giants 18-17 in the preseason finale. Miss the game? You can watch highlights HERE.
- You can watch Bill Belichick’s post-game press conference HERE or read the transcript HERE.
- ESPN Boston looks at 3 players who are “up” and 3 players who are “down” after last night’s preseason game against the Giants.
- Tom Curran of Comcast Sports Net looks at the best and the worst of last night’s game.
- Brandon Meriweather played in the second half of last night’s game deep into the 4th quarter. Is there cause for concern for Meriweather?
- Former BC linebacker and cancer survivor Mark Herzlich took the field for the Giants last night and came up with a sack on Patriots QB Ryan Mallett. The Boston Globe caught up with Herzlich after the game, which you can read HERE.