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…
- I want to start “The First Shot” with a HUGE thank you to staff writer Ryan Hannable for filling in while I was away on vacation. He did a phenomenal job keeping Musket Fire rolling through the holiday weekend and posted some fantastic content. Among that content is his postgame reaction to the Patriots’ 38-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles (which I had to follow on my phone on the drive back from Michigan).
- Check out video of the postgame press conferences of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Vince Wilfork, and others.
- Check out video of NFL Network’s Steve Mariucci breaking down Patriots QB Tom Brady’s TD pass to WR Wes Welker in the Pat’s win over the Eagles Sunday.
- Curious how the playoff race is shaping up? Check it out HERE.
- ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss offers 3 players who are up and 3 players who are down after yesterday’s game.
- The Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian looks at Tom Brady’s big performance against the Eagles yesterday.
- T.O. to the Patriots? The rumor mill is buzzing…