Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

While the Celtics were on the road last week, coach Brad Stevens called Gordon Hayward to see if he needed anything while still hospitalized following surgery. Hayward had one request: A basketball. So Stevens' wife, Tracy, delivered one to his room. Stevens: "He might have started that chair-shooting [exercises] already."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics injury updates: Marcus Smart (ankles) did not practice and remains day-to-day; Marcus Morris (knee) participated in non-contact portion of practice Monday but will not play this week. Morris will be reevaluated next week, according to coach Brad Stevens.

ESPN Stats & Info

In Foxborough, it was February all over again

Tom Brady went 17-of-23 with two touchdowns when the Falcons sent four or fewer pass rushers Sunday. Ever since falling behind 28-3 in Super Bowl LI, Brady has lit up the Falcons' four-man pass rush. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Patriots come through for sportsbooks

Heading into the prime-time game on Sunday night, Vegas sportsbooks were in an odd position of needing the New England Patriots to cover against the Atlanta Falcons. That's exactly what happened, giving sportsbooks a win on an otherwise ho-hum Sunday.

Cora will join Red Sox after World Series (0:24)

BBTN: Managerial Updates, World Series Excitement

Buster Olney and Keith Law discuss the reported managerial decisions in New York, Washington and Boston, preview the World Series and more (1:07). Plus, Mark Simon gives his analytical keys to the Fall Classic (25:14) and Todd Radom is back with another uniform/logo quiz (22:59).

Patriots continue domination of Falcons (0:44)
Patriots overcome fog to win Super Bowl rematch (1:05)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady says the day couldn't have been much better — carving pumpkins with his kids in the afternoon and having his parents on the field before a win over the Falcons.

Patriots win Super Bowl rematch (0:51)