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…
- We should find out today whether the NFL will flex the Week 15 Patriots/Broncos game to prime-time.
- TE Rob Gronkowski has been nominated for the NFL’s Hardest-Working Man of Week 13 award. Vote for Gronk!
- Speaking of Gronk, here’s an interesting story about how the Patriots targeted him in the draft.
- Check out this complete game preview of this Sunday’s Patriots-Redskins game.
- The Pats could clinch the AFC East this weekend with a win and a Jets loss.
- Matthew Slater and his father Jackie Slater, along with other Patriots, attended a school in Providence, RI, as part of the NFL’s Play 60 campaign.
- Bill Belichick and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan have a history together.
- Is Tom Brady UNDERRATED???