Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Patriots' rainy practice gets underway, there was no sign of QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, WR Chris Hogan, C David Andrews, OT Marcus Cannon and S Patrick Chung.

Stephen A. picks Heat to end Celtics' win streak (2:10)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Have the Celtics had a chance to reflect on their 16-game winning streak? Kyrie Irving says, "there's no time. We play every other day." Cliche as it sounds, he told me the Cs are living in the moment. "We're unwavering. That goes back to the young guys. Then you have me and Al (Horford) and Gordon (Heyward) watching. We're staying the course. It's all new, but the fact we can be present (in the moment) is a step in the right direction."

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics, winners of 16 in a row, are 2.5-point road favorites over the Miami Heat tonight. The Celtics are 14-1-1 against the spread during the streak.

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Most impressive prospect for each NHL team at the quarter mark

Which young players in the prospect ranks have been turning heads so far this season? Here's a look at a prospect from all 31 teams who has been particularly notable, including Ryan Donato (Bruins), Kirill Kaprizov (Wild) and Daniel Sprong (Penguins).

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

More impressive than the Boston Celtics' 16-game winning streak? The team is a ridiculous 14-1-1 against the Las Vegas number over that stretch.

Relive Boston's wild 16-game winning streak (1:39)
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Patriots looking like their usual selves

The Pats haven't officially clinched a playoff spot yet, but their FPI odds round up to 100 percent. Meanwhile, they are the favorites for the AFC's No. 1 seed (53.3 percent) and the conference's most likely Super Bowl representative (44.1 percent). That said, the Eagles (27 percent) have better odds to win Super Bowl LII at the moment.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have waived DE Cassius Marsh, according to ESPN's Field Yates. In turn, the team has signed DE Eric Lee off the Bills' practice squad. Marsh has been acquired for fifth- and seventh-round picks in early September in a deal with Seattle, so this isn't a good return on investment for the team.