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…
- Musket Fire’s Ryan Hannable identifies two areas the Patriots need to improve on moving forward.
- The Patriots play the Steelers this Sunday, and I provide a recent history lesson on the Patriots-Steelers rivalry.
- You can read a transcript of Bill Belichick’s press conference from yesterday by clicking HERE.
- The Patriots know that the Steelers are bringing a tough defense to the game Sunday.
- ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss compares this year’s Peyton Manning-less Colts to the 2008 Patriots, who played the season without Tom Brady.
- The Patriots had their bite from the injury bug, and the Steelers have been bitten by the injury bug as well.