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…
- Tom Brady led a Patriots comeback yesterday in the final two minutes to help the Pats snag a 20-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
- You can read the transcript of Bill Belichick’s postgame press conference and Tom Brady’s postgame press conference.
- Wondering what the Cowboys were saying after the game? You can read some postgame quotes HERE.
- Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston shines a spotlight on Chad Ochocinco’s role, or lack thereof.
- Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston looks at how the Patriots defense played Pro Bowl TE Jason Witten.
- Apparently, Vince Wilfork knew what the Cowboys were running on 3rd & 5 at the 5-yard line and just under 6 minutes to go in the game. He was able to get Brandon Spikes into position to stop the shovel pass from getting the Cowboys into the edn zone, which would have changed the complexion, and perhaps the outcome, of the game.
- According to reports, the Pats are interested in trading for Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd. The bye week is the perfect time to trade and integrate a new face into the team.