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2017 Schedule
2-1, 1st in AFC East
Why the Brady-to-Cooks game winner worked (0:45)

Tapped out: Water issues anger Patriots fans

When the Patriots couldn't keep concession stands stocked with bottled water on Sunday, fans said they were charged at least $4.50 for soda cups filled with tap water.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had the following players in for free-agent workouts: C Gino Gradkowski; DB Harold Jones-Quartey; G Nate Theaker; and G Earl Watford. Also, the team made a move on its practice squad, re-signing DB Jomal Wiltz and releasing DB Robert Nelson Jr.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Bill Belichick: "I have immense respect and admiration for our players, for how they conduct themselves professionally as New England Patriots and for how they represent themselves, their families and community as men. I have coached football for over four decades and one of the greatest things about being in this environment is the diversity of people, backgrounds, viewpoints and relationships we are fortunate to experience. As with any large group of people, there is a variety of perspectives and opinions on many topics. Discussions occur between myself, individual players, groups and the entire team on an ongoing basis. They concern the team and other issues surrounding the team. I am going to keep the specifics of those conversations private. I will do what I feel is best for the team in my role as head coach and collectively, we will work together to find the best way to proceed."

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The importance of 2-1 instead of 1-2

Nine teams that entered Week 3 at 1-1 emerged victorious: the Bills, Eagles, Jaguars, Packers, Patriots, Rams, Redskins, Titans and Vikings. Since the playoff field expanded to 12 in 1990, teams that start 2-1 have reached the playoffs more than twice as often as those that start 1-2.

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Age is just a number for Tom Brady

On Sunday, Brady become just the second player age 40 or older in NFL history to throw five or more touchdown passes in a game, matching Warren Moon's feat from 20 years ago. (Elias Sports Bureau)

More impressive comeback: Brady or Rodgers? (1:47)
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Vote: The best (and worst) so far from Week 3

What's been the best performance so far this week? What was Sunday's most surprising result? And which of the two remaining undefeated teams is better?

Patriots' D currently a liability to Super Bowl hopes (0:43)
Brady says President Trump's recent comments were 'divisive' (0:51)
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'Tom Terrific' at it again for Patriots

With his 25-yard TD pass to Brandin Cooks in the final moments of Sunday's game against the Texans, Tom Brady capped off the 41st game-winning drive of his career. It was Brady's eighth game-winning TD pass that he's thrown in the final minute of the fourth quarter, breaking Johnny Unitas' NFL record.

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Brady calls Trump's comments 'just divisive'

Tom Brady on Monday morning directly addressed remarks made by President Donald Trump that were critical of NFL players who lodge protests during the national anthem, saying "I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive."


Anthem protests and excellent football

Mike Golic Jr. breaks down an incredible Sunday of NFL action, including Brady's comeback, the Dolphins' failure and the Raiders' struggles. Plus, anthem protest discussion.

Brady and Cooks connect on game-winning TD (0:29)
Brady adds to his legend with 5-TD day (0:53)
Patriots relies on 'Brady Magic' again (0:49)
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Tom Brady is on fire on deep throws

After struggling mightily in Week 1, Brady has been nearly flawless on attempts of 15-plus yards downfield the past two weeks. He tied a career-high with nine such completions on Sunday alone, including the game-winning score to Brandin Cooks.

Cooks says anthem protest was about 'respect and unity' (0:24)
Brady's late-game magic leads Patriots' comeback (1:26)

Team Stats

Passing Yards340.01st
Rushing Yards100.716th
Points For33.02nd
Points Against31.732nd