BOSTON Teams

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

In a scoreless first quarter, the Patriots' offense is struggling to move the ball as the Falcons' speed on defense is creating disruption. The Patriots' defense and special teams has kept the game close by playing some of its best football of the season. There is a great energy in the stadium contributing to the big-game environment.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

On the Rob Gronkowski offensive pass interference penalty, the talk with him and coaches in recent years has been a focus on keeping his arm in and not extending it to create separation. Looked like too much extension on the play.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Fantasy football owners take note: The Patriots ran 11 plays on their opening drive and Dion Lewis was the running back on seven of them. James White had the other four.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady's parents, Tom Sr. and Galynn, are in attendance. They were on the field pre-game as part of NFL's Crucial Catch campaign.

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Montreal 2-3 New England: Rowe sinks Impact (2:33)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the 200 members of the military who are at Gillette Stadium because players and coaches donated their tickets to them as a show of their appreciation. Long snapper Joe Cardona, who is on active duty in the Navy, spearheaded the effort.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots and Falcons fans mix during pre-game warmups.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots inactives: LB Elandon Roberts, OL Cameron Fleming, OL Cole Croston, DE Geneo Grissom, CB Stephon Gilmore, CB Eric Rowe, LB Harvey Langi. With Roberts out with an ankle injury, veteran LB David Harris is active after his healthy scratch last week.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan and Pete Frates — Boston College connection remains strong.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons QB Matt Ryan catches up with Pete Frates, the inspirational fellow Boston College alum who started the "Ice Bucket Challenge."

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The world's best teams for watching hockey prospects

Given how the hockey world is set up, one can find teams at all different levels that are loaded with prospects, from the top minor league farm teams to European pro clubs to the junior ranks to the NCAA. Here are 10 particularly notable ones for 2017-18.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

More pre-game scene at Gillette Stadium.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans in the club in the south end zone where the Falcons are warming up hang a towel from Super Bowl LI.

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WATCH: Rowe's long-range strike wins it for Revs (1:02)
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Mancosu levels it late for Montreal (0:53)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Patriots DT Joe Vellano, who has found a home with the Falcons, arrives for tonight's game on the second bus (6:05 p.m. ET).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán sobre Alex Cora ser nombrado dirigente de los Medias Rojas de Boston: "Solamente son 30 trabajos en las Grandes Ligas, que sea un boricua que tenga ese trabajo, no solamente en Grandes Ligas porque en Grandes Ligas puede ser cualquier equipo, un mercado grande. Me siento orgulloso."

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Nemeth restores Revs lead 16 seconds in second half (0:52)
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Impact legend Bernier nets equalizer in final game (2:51)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora se convierte en el segundo dirigente de Grandes Ligas a tiempo completo nacido en Puerto Rico.

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Fagundez nets opener for Revs after brilliant build-up (1:03)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Carlos Beltrán told me about Alex Cora becoming Red Sox manager: "I don't see it as a loss (for the Astros); I see it as a gain (for baseball). There are only 30 jobs in the Major Leagues, and a Puerto Rican having one of those jobs, not only a job in the majors because the majors can refer to any team, but such a big market, it makes me very proud. I know that Alex is going to do an excellent job. He's very prepared. We will miss him here, because of the way Cora is as a person, who communicates and relates so well to people."

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Brady arrives for Super Bowl rematch with Falcons (0:16)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady arrives at Gillette Stadium at 3:42 p.m. ET for tonight's game against the Falcons (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

At the left turn into Gillette Stadium, some Patriots fans erect a sign for those entering tonight that brings back memories of Super Bowl LI. The Falcons visit the Patriots tonight (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET).