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 had the lead late but couldn’t hold on against the Giants, losing Super Bowl XLVI 21-17.
- Eric Scalavino from Patriots Football Weekly thinks that the better team may not have necessarily won Super Bowl XLVI (I have to disagree with that one).
- Read Bill Belichick’s postgame press conference transcript HERE.
- Wes Welker is placing much of the blame for the loss to the Giants on himself for a late 4th quarter drop.
- Some local writers are coming down hard on Tom Brady for the loss to the Giants. There’s an example HERE and HERE.
- Rob Gronkowski said that he felt no pain in Super Bowl XLVI, but that’s a little hard to believe considering what we saw last night.
- Check out some records set in Super Bowl XLVI.