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Will Patricia, McDaniels fail without Belichick? (2:06)
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2hGreg Wyshynski

Regrading every NHL team's offseason

We weren't sure what to make of Tampa Bay's summer moves during the preseason. Now? It looks like another brilliant set of transactions by GM Steve Yzerman, Julien BriseBois & Co. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady previewed Patriots-Jaguars on his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI: "It's been a busy couple days. We practiced against them in training camp and we haven't seen much of them all year. Yesterday was a ton of film. It was good because it really kind of gets you focused on where you need to be. This is the biggest challenge we've faced all year. We've had a good offense. They've had the best defense. And that's always a challenge when you go up against those guys. When you watch them play over the course of the season, you can see why. There is not a lot of time for the quarterback to throw, and I think the whole secondary knows it. The linebackers know it. And they're aggressive. They take chances. They get a lot of turnovers. They have a really good scheme, and the quarterback is just under pressure all day."

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5hMike Sando

Re-grading every NFL team's 2017 offseason

Few paid much attention last March when the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year contract for $2 million -- but that move became one of the most pivotal of the 2017 season. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

From Elias: The 2017-18 Warriors are the 3rd team in NBA history to win at least 20 of their first 23 road games of a season: 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers 21-2 1964-1965 Boston Celtics 20-3

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Country star Colt Ford said he could average 1.1 points a game in the NBA today. Hall of Fame candidate Ray Allen has a hard truth for the short fat hoop dreamer.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

"We knew from the beginning they were a good football team." — Patriots safety Duron Harmon, reflecting on Jaguars-Patriots joint practices in August. Said Patriots expect Sunday to be their most physical game of the year.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater refers to the Jaguars as an "elite team" and Jalen Ramsey as an elite corner. Of Ramsey, Slater said, "When the good Lord made that guy, he said, ‘Let there be corner.' And there he is."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens reflecting on MLK Day: "He's one of the most admired leaders in the history of the world. Every year at this time, the thing I always do is to review and re-look at all of my favorite speeches and quotes of his. I mean, his impact on the country was as great as anybody's and continues to be as great as anybody's. It's always fun to take a step back and celebrate that today, not only as a coach, but then as a parent of an 8- and 12-year-old, too, to get a chance to talk about things that are a little more important than what we are doing for a living."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tests on Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum's knee came back negative and Tatum said he expects to play on Tuesday night against the Pelicans. Tatum tweaked his knee in the third quarter of last week's game in London and there was some concern after it stiffened up on trip home. Said Tatum: " "It feels a lot better. I just tweaked it in the game in London, and the long plane ride it got a little stiff. We had a few days off … So [the Celtics] just told me to rest the other day at practice."

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Are Pats in trouble against Jags' D? (1:48)