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3-0, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Patriots not making injured QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett available for the regular Wednesday news conference for the starting quarterback, TE Rob Gronkowski will take their place (11:45 a.m. ET).

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Belichick indifferent to Rex Ryan's antics (0:38)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots punter Ryan Allen was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Allen punted seven times for 333 yards (47.6 average) and placed six of his punts inside the opponent 20-yard line in a 27-0 win over Houston.

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Pats feel good about QB situation (0:43)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett present at Tuesday's practice, and the Patriots not brining in another quarterback, it is an indication that the team feels good that either Garoppolo and/or Brissett will be available Sunday against the Bills.

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First-year QBs playing like veterans

The six quarterbacks who've made their starting debuts this season have gone a combined 11-2 so far. One loss (Cody Kessler vs. the Dolphins) came in overtime, while the other (Dak Prescott vs. the Giants) came by one point.

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FPI: Patriots in perfect position

New England is still a week away from getting Tom Brady back, but it couldn't be much better off. ESPN's Football Power Index likes the Pats better than any other team in the league.

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Garoppolo, Brissett both back at Pats' practice

Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett both were present for the start of Tuesday's practice as the Patriots remain hopeful that at least one of the injured QBs will be available against the Bills.

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Week 4 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Bills NFL Nation reporter Mike Rodak and Patriots NFL Nation reporter Mike Reiss preview the Week 4 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

QBs Jacoby Brissett (7) and Jimmy Garoppolo (10) go through stretching, light warm-up at the start of practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (right rhumb) are both present for the start of the Patriots' practice Tuesday. Reporters had access for just the stretching part of practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Jacoby Brissett seemed amused at the attention placed on his thumb, joking in the locker room that he has never seen that many people looking at it.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo walked through locker room during media access period. He is not wearing any sling to aid his injured right shoulder.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett, who injured his right thumb on Thursday, is present in the locker room today during the time reporters are present. He does not have any protective covering over his right thumb.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Danny Amendola says it was nice to have a "mini bye week" over the weekend, as he enjoyed watching football.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots DE Chris Long draws a big media crowd and calls the Bills a "physical team" and a good challenge for team's run defense.

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Patriots bumped out of the top spot

A week after jumping to No. 1, New England fell back to No. 2 despite a dominating win against Houston with a third-string QB. Another team leapfrogged the Pats thanks to an impressive road win. Power Rankings

Team Stats

Passing Yards218.726th
Rushing Yards150.71st
Points For27.0Tied-5th
Points Against15.05th

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