The Patriots will get back on the practice field on Tuesday this week coming off the Thursday night game against the Texans. All eyes will be on the quarterbacks as Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) are nursing injuries.
CSNNE.com says the Patriots may be benefitting from the unknown of Garoppolo and Brissett.
One of the more enjoyable exercises over the years for the Patriots has been taking it to Rex Ryan and all his bluster. The Boston Herald wonders if this is the final year that will happen. The notebook has Bill Belichick looking at the kicking game and how it has evolved recently. The Providence Journal says Ryan is happy not be facing Brady Sunday afternoon.
ESPNBoston.com offers an update on Tom Brady off his weekly appearance with Jim Gray on "Monday Night Football." Brady says he’ll need to find his rhythm upon his return from suspension next week. CSNNE.com wonders if Brady has any similar thoughts as Drew Bledsoe, who's been asked to reminisce about 2001 a lot lately.
In Buffalo, Ryan is running out of chances to challenge Belichick in the AFC East. To get ready, Ryan tried his luck at a Belichick impression during his Monday press conference. The Buffalo News is getting ready for Sunday's game and offers five things to know about the Patriots. Also, the Bills defense showed some aggressiveness in the win over the Cardinals, and Buffalo hopes that will continue.