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, and get ready for some NFL Sunday action with an early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- If you’re in need of a good puking, you can take a look at the Patriots’ cornerbacks’ stats.
- Check out Vince Wilfork’s efforts at raising money for diabetes research and treatment and how you can help.
- Chris Shellcroft from Just Blog Baby asked me 5 questions about the Patriots while I asked Chris 5 questions about the Raiders.
- The guys at NFL Playbook broke down the X’s and O’s of the Patriots-Raiders game today.
- Check out Ryan and I’s Week 4 picks.
- The Patriots’ already deficient secondary will be without Leigh Bodden and Ras-I Dowling today in Oakland. Albert Haynesworth will also miss the game.
- Tom Brady’s personal QB guru Tom Martinez flew into New England to help Brady on Labor Day weekend, unbeknownst to the public until now.
- WEEI’s Christopher Price provides 10 matchups to watch in today’s game.