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…
- Will Chad Ochocinco make it through the season with the Patriots?
- It’s official: The Patriots are ranked last in total defense, and their struggles are popular fodder throughout sports media.
- Rookie Stevan Ridley made an impression in his first significant regular season action among the Pats’ front office.
- Despite a 4-INT day in Buffalo, Tom Brady still ranks #1 in ESPN’s Total QB Ratings.
- BREAKING NEWS: Bill Belichick says that the Pats, “are trying to be a winning team.” Cutting edge stuff right there.
- This year’s Oakland Raiders pose serious threats to the Patriots, according to Comcast Sports Net.
- Tony “The Goose” Siragusa feels that the Patriots beat themselves this past Sunday in Buffalo.