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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.

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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 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.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Patriots turning in their best defensive performance of the season against the Falcons, there is now hope that the team can play the type of complementary game necessary to be a championship team. Up to this point, there had been big questions about the D and whether it could hold up its end of the bargain. No longer.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury updates: Chris Hogan has returned to the game, while LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) is questionable to return.