The Patriots made it 10 wins in a row to start the season, as they rolled to another easy victory, this time by the score of 56-10 over the Buffalo Bills, who had won four games in a row coming into this game.
We’re running a little behind this morning, (though there seem to be fewer articles than usual, even for a road night game) so here are some essentials to get you started:
10 Things We Learned Last Night by Christopher Price.
In a Class of Their Own by Michael Felger.
Moss is Even More Polished by Jackie MacMullan.
Parity? What Parity? Patriots Win by 46 by Shalise Manza Young.
Patriots a Perfect 10-0 by Mark Farinella.
With the game on NBC, the Patriots were not a big topic on the CBS, FOX or ESPN pregame shows yesterday, as these were the only quotes related to them from those programs:
(On Randy Moss’s pending unrestricted free agency)
Charlie Casserly (CBS): Certainly, he will be the number one free agent on everybody’s board in the off-season. The Patriots will want him back. However, here’s what I think will happen. Whether or not they give him a contract extension, we don’t know that. If they don’t, look for them to franchise Randy Moss, as the exclusive franchise. Therefore he cannot negotiate with any other team. That amount [will be] roughly in the $8 million range. The important question is, what do you pay Randy Moss? Marvin Harrison is the number one paid wide receiver in the NFL at $9.5 million. Next up [is] Terrell Owens at $8.3 million. I would think Randy Moss is going to want to be paid in that range. Randy Moss will only be 31-years-old next year. That is younger than Marvin Harrison or Terrell Owens when they signed those big-money contracts.
Steelers or Colts: Bigger threat to New England Patriots?
Mike Ditka (ESPN): “Let me tell you a little rhyme I learned: ‘Yesterday’s history, tomorrow’s a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.’ You’re talking about the past. This stuff that has happened doesn’t matter. What matters right now is that this (Colts) football team is best equipped to go outside in New England and kick butt.”
The Celtics saw their winning streak come to an end last night in Orlando. Trailing by 20, the Celtics roared back and even had the lead in the closing minutes before falling 104-102 to the Magic.
Spears’s notebook has Ray Allen working to correct his jumper, which has been a little off the last couple games. Murphy’s notebook has the Celtics attracting crowds on the road, just like the old days.
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