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2016 Schedule
3-0, 1st in AFC East
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Jalen & Jacoby: Is Kevin Garnett getting a statue? (1:08)
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Jalen & Jacoby: Suspended Tom Brady sunbathes in nude (1:10)
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Biggest injury questions for Week 4 in NFL

NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries across the league for Week 4, including updates on the murky statuses of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and wide receiver Dez Bryant.

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Marcellus rips Rex for reporter stunt (1:30)
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Pierce expects Patriots to be 4-0 when Brady returns (0:26)
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Make sure to tune in for Bills-Patriots

The Bills righted the ship a bit in Week 3, and meetings between Bill Belichick and Rex Ryan are always entertaining. Only two Week 4 games have a higher matchup quality, per ESPN's Football Power Index. FPI game rater

ESPN Stats & Info

Rob Gronkowski, where have you gone?

Gronk's only appearance this season was barely that, as he played just 14 snaps and ran only two routes, per ESPN Stats & Info.

ESPN Stats & Info

Patriots thriving without Tom Brady

The duo of Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett ranks third in the league in Total QBR, fourth in completion percentage and is yet to throw an interception.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots injury report: QB Jacoby Brissett (right thumb), OT Marcus Cannon (calf), G Jonathan Cooper (foot), LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder), QB Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder), TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring). , LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and CB Eric Rowe (ankle) were all limited in Wednesday's full-pads practice.

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Garoppolo, Brissett not delving into injuries (0:29)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on conference call with Patriots reporters: "The one thing I do know for sure is Tom Brady is not the quarterback and I feel good about that."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Anthony Johnson cleared waivers and signed with the Patriots' practice squad. To make room for him, the club released OL Ian Silberman. Johnson had opportunities on the practice squad of other teams but said "loyalty" was one reason he came back to New England.

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Outsiders: Pats have AFC's top playoff odds

New England isn't even in the top 10 of Football Outsiders' DVOA ratings, but the team is 3-0 and gets a huge upgrade at quarterback starting next week. Playoff odds (Insider)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second day in a row, QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (10) and Jacoby Brissett (7) take part in the start of practice. Their level of participation will become known later Wednesday when the club releases its injury report.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan: "My sources tell me Babe Parilli will be the Patriots' quarterback. ... He doesn't move as well as he used to." Parilli, who played for the AFL's Boston Patriots from 1961-67, is 86.

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Rex Ryan tries to get inside information from Julian Edelman (0:31)
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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Julian Edelman had a familiar voice on his conference call with Buffalo reporters today: Rex Ryan, a/k/a Walt Patalski from the Buffalo News.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Garoppolo says he didn't feel pressure by the Patriots to play on Thursday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett says of his injured thumb: "Whatever it is, you just have to go out and deal with it."

Team Stats

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

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