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Curran: Did trading Brissett tell us anything about Patriots future plans?

Curran: Did trading Brissett tell us anything about Patriots future plans?

But that's what I get paid the medium bucks for, to make bold predictions when I'm asked to make bold predictions.

Now nine years removed from the most significant injury of his career, Brady said it is the furthest thing from his mind as New England prepares to host the Chiefs on Thursday night. "I hear it from my neighbors". So I think we're ready. Five giant Lombardi Trophy-shaped statues dotted the field.

But such chatter is understandable, if not realistic.

The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl Champions.

The 19-year-old flew in from his home state of Washington to attend Thursday's game. Kansas City is a playoff team well coached by Andy Reid, a lot of talent on both sides of the ball there.

In May, Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, told "CBS This Morning" that Brady played through a concussion on his way to winning Super Bowl LI.

But they have a chance at what would be the victory of the National Football League season.

They are the leading contenders for the Super Bowl.

This means the Patriots have a 6.7 percent chance of going undefeated as compared to 1.7 percent for the other 31 clubs. And you've got to do it against a team that you've studied but not much this year ...

The battle between the Chief's wide receiving corps and the Patriots' cornerbacks will be an interesting one. You know, a 16-0 talk of the Patriots is kind of absurd. "You're aware of how good he is", Sutton said.

Curran: Did trading Brissett tell us anything about Patriots future plans?
2017 NFL season starts on Thursday – Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots

Nobody is better instilling that message than Belichick. How will that injury affect the team's performance you think this season?

In giving Bennett so much attention, Price highlights one of the team's true heroes. While that's pretty steep even for even though the patriots are home. "That was never our goal to begin with".

"The Falcons insist they can overcome a Super Bowl hangover", Newsday's Bob Glauber said. That's where ripping off big plays is going to be critical. "We have to put the pressure on ourselves". The game has a scheduled start time of 8.30 p.m. ET and takes place from the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Patriots haven't had a losing record since 2000. You love that challenge like he does, it's the same thing. "We had that a number of times". Pats players already have done a Belichickian job in downplaying the undefeated hubbub.

How are they going to pull this one off? "But we like having good quality depth management".

The Patriots don't have that luxury, either. New England also lost cornerback/return man Cyrus Jones to a torn ACL in the Patriots' final preseason contest.

The defending Super Bowl Champions the Patriots, and the Kansas City Chiefs have posted most wins in the National Football League over the past two seasons.

"We had a couple of injuries past year, but there are no excuses", Johnson said.

And when we are mentioning the Panthers it seems that Cam Newton and the boys healed a little bit. "We were within minutes of having that ideal season and it slipped away". They lose their bye week because of Hurricane Irma back in Week 1.

NFC: The nightmare scenario for every Vikings fan - the Packers playing the Super Bowl in Minneapolis - won't happen without a significant defensive improvement in Green Bay.

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