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 problems in the secondary returned yesterday as the Patriots fell to the Steelers 25-17.
- Check out my Studs & Duds from yesterday’s game.
- You can read Bill Belichick’s postgame press conference HERE and Tom Brady’s presser HERE.
- There was some controversy over the Patriots’ decision to go for an onside kick with 2:55 to go in yesterday’s game. ESPN ran the numbers, and the statistics say that the Patriots made the right decision in trying the onside kick.
- Go HERE for a roundup of reactions to yesterday’s loss to Pittsburgh from the Patriots’ locker room.
- WEEI’s Kirk Minihane has some snap reactions from yesterday’s game.
- Needless to say, the Patriots didn’t adjust well on offense to what the Steelers were doing on defense.
- Comcast Sports Net reveals the Best and Worst from yesterday’s game.