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…
- Eight Patriots will miss the Pro Bowl due to playing in Super Bowl XLVI. Check out who’s replacing them HERE.
- Looking to buy a new jersey? You may want to hold off a bit…
- The Patriots are 3-point favorites in the Super Bowl. Should they be? Vote in the poll HERE.
- Vince Wilfork has been the key to the improvement of the defense, according to NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks.
- ESPN Boston’s Jackie MacMullan looks back at Super Bowl XLII while looking ahead to Super Bowl XLVI.
- Check out this stats comparison of Patriots-Giants from Super Bowl XLII and Week 9 of this season.
- Rodney Harrison told the Boston Herald that you’d have to “be a fool” not to believe that there’s some sort of revenge factor when the Pats take on the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.
- Eli Manning doesn’t need Peyton Manning’s help anymore, according to Peyton Manning himself.