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2017 Schedule
4-2, 1st in AFC East
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Gronk: Belichick calls me 'Twinkle Toes' (0:30)
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6hMike Reiss

Belichick jabs 'Twinkle Toes' Gronkowski for TD

Bill Belichick playfully ribbed Rob Gronkowski in front of teammates as he reviewed his 33-yard TD catch against the Jets on Sunday, a play in which the tight end high-stepped into the end zone and outraced two New York players.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots injury report: Did not participate — CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion/ankle), LB Harvey Langi (back), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle), CB Eric Rowe (groin); Limited participation — RB Rex Burkhead (ribs), WR Chris Hogan (ribs), RG Shaq Mason (shoulder).

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Gronkowski wishes Hayward well after injury (0:34)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Gronkowski shows empathy for Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, sharing words of encouragement.

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Quinn on facing Pats: Can't replay Super Bowl

Falcons coach Dan Quinn is focused on this season and not the team's Super Bowl loss to the Patriots with the teams set to play again this week. He told reporters who cover the Patriots that Atlanta "doesn't get to replay the Super Bowl."

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Predicting Week 7 in the NFL (0:47)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Jimmy Garoppolo was recognized as one of the Patriots' practice players of the week, which is given to those deemed to have best prepared the club in the days leading up to a victory. Garoppolo took most of the practice reps last week as Tom Brady's left shoulder injury had him limited.

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FPI ranks best games of NFL Week 7

A Super Bowl rematch and key divisional battles in the AFC West and NFC East are part of ESPN's Football Power Index ranking of Week 7's highest-quality matchups.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Pencil in another Pats playoff run

The Patriots' explosive offense -- which leads the NFL in yards (412), passing yards (309.8) and first downs (24.2) per game -- appears to compensate for their defensive shortcomings. ESPN's FPI gives New England the league's fourth-highest odds of winning its division and the third-best odds to win the Super Bowl, behind only Kansas City and Philadelphia.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives at NFL Owners' meetings in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, following an owners-players meeting in midtown at league headquarters.

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2dKevin Seifert

Ranking the NFL teams most impacted by injuries: Patriots

It's tough to argue that the preseason loss of receiver Julian Edelman has contributed to the Patriots' somewhat wobbly 4-2 start. The true impact of Edelman's torn ACL will be felt in the playoffs.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Shea McClellin is eligible to begin practicing this week after opening the year on injured reserve, and asked if that will happen, Bill Belichick said it is a "possibility." The decision would come after consultation with the medical staff.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

How significant will reviewing Super Bowl LI be for the Patriots as they begin preparing for Sunday's home game against the Falcons? Safety Duron Harmon answers that question.

Team Stats

Passing Yards309.81st
Rushing Yards102.219th
Points For28.75th
Points Against26.530th

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