The Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs on ESPN’s Monday Night Football tonight.
With a win, New England will tie Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Houston with the best record in the AFC. This news is apparently a revelation to both sports radio stations this morning, who I guess had no idea this was possible.
Some quick links to get us going this Monday morning:
The legend of Scott Pioli: Separating myth from reality - This Kirk Minihane column appears to be a response to the talk around town that Bill Belichick’s drafting and personnel acquisition has gone downhill since Pioli’s departure. Yesterday Karen Guregian had Pioli defending Belichick.
Bill Belichick’s steady hand calms Pats - Chris Forsberg has the coach and team keeping focused despite the panic of fans and media.
Always the last word: Belichick has final say on play calls - Paul Kenyon is shocked the Belichick voluntarily gave up information this week.
Pull of a guard - Shalise Manza Young has a look at the impact Brian Waters has had on the Patriots.
Tackle Sebastian Vollmer all right following injury - The Herald notebook has the offensive lineman finally feeling like himself. The Globe Patriots Notebook has Wes Welker dealing with bumps and bruises.
Larry Lucchino has firm hold of the reins - Michael Silverman says that contrary to appearances, Lucchino has always been in charge of baseball operations.
No matter who it might be, this has to be Ben Cherington’s manager - Rob Bradford says that the GM has to be the one to pick the manager.