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…
- Check out the Musket Fire staff’s NFL game picks for this week’s slate of games.
- Dane Fletcher and Brandon Spikes have been ruled out for Monday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, while Devin McCourty is doubtful. Check out the rest of the Patriots’ injury report HERE.
- Check out this roundup of Patriots-Chiefs predictions from the ESPN experts.
- Chad Ochocinco got friendly with reporters yesterday in the locker room.
- WEEI.com’s Christopher Price provides 10 matchups to watch during the Pats-Chiefs games Monday night.
- Comcast Sports Net’s Tom Curran feels that TE Rob Gronkowski is the Patriots’ MVP for the first half of the season.