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’ defense stepped up big against the Broncos Saturday night.
- LaDanian Tomlinson thinks that the Pats’ defense is good enough to make a Super Bowl run.
- The Patriots are early favorites to win Super Bowl XLVI.
- Troy Brown is one of four (yet to be named) honorary captains for the AFC championship game. Read his press conference transcript HERE.
- Watch video HERE of Brian Billick and Dennis Green discussing the Baltimore Ravens‘ blueprint to stopping the Patriots’ offense.
- Former Giant and current ESPN analyst Antonio Pierce provides his take on containing the Patriots’ tight ends.
- Tom Brady said yesterday that the Ravens are, “the best team we’ve faced all year.”
- Eric Mangini feels that the Ravens match up well against the Patriots.
- Bill Belichick feels that Ravens safety Ed Reed is, “second to none.”
- The Patriots are the NFL’s New York Yankees? Ouch! That hurts if you’re a Boston sports fan.
- Boomer Esiason thinks that Tom Brady is “obsessed” to succeed in the postseason.
Topics: AFC Championship Game, Baltimore Ravens, Boomer Esiason, Eric Mangini, LaDanian Tomlinson, New England Patriots, New York Yankees, NFL, Patriots Defense, Super Bowl XLVI, Tom Brady, Troy Brown