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…
- The Patriots went into Denver yesterday and defeated the Broncos 41-23. You can watch highlights HERE.
- With the win yesterday, the Pats clinched the AFC East and have an opportunity to get the #1 seed in the AFC.
- After the game, the Patriots donned their AFC East champion hats and t-shirts.
- Check out transcripts of Bill Belichick’s postgame presser and Tom Brady’s postgame presser.
- The statistics show that the Patriots defense stiffened after the first quarter.
- That stiffening of the defense was at least partly due to the Pats switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense in the second quarter.
- He scored a touchdown Sunday, but does Chad Ochocinco still matter to the Patriots?