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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Danny Amendola has a sprained knee and is not expected to miss extended time, according to a report from Comcast SportsNet. Amendola left Mondays game late in the third quarter and underwent an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury. The Patriots were cautiously optimistic it wasnt a serious injury and the MRI confirmed it, according to ComcastSportsNet.

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Can White be trusted going forward?

Patriots RB James White exploded for two touchdowns on Monday Night Football, but those considering a major push for him on waivers should be aware that he saw only two carries and three targets in the game. Fantasy 32 (Insider)

How will Osweiler do against the Pats and Belichick? (1:56)
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Is Carolina the new Super Bowl favorite?

According to Football Outsiders, yes. Aaron Schatz explains why Cam Newton & Co. are more likely to win the whole shebang -- and to go 16-0 -- than Tom Brady and the Patriots. Playoff projections (Insider)

Red Sox on rapid rise in AL East

With the game's best closer in tow and the resources to land an ace in free agency, Boston is trending upward toward contender status, Jim Bowden writes. MLB status check (Insider)


ICYMI: Tom Brady calls 'Rex Ryan!' audible

The Patriots QB scored an epic troll, but Bills LB Nigel Bradham said postgame that the call gave away the Pats' play.

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Red Sox got themselves an elite arm

Craig Kimbrel may be coming off his worst statistical season, but he still posted insane strikeout numbers with the Padres. There's no doubt that Kimbrel is still among the game's best. Olney: Top 10 relievers (Insider)

The emotional rollercoaster of Bills coach Rex Ryan (2:02)
NFL Power Rankings: AFC South on the rise (1:23)
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Pats giving up ground in FPI

FPI is a forward-looking projection of a teams strength, compared with a backward-looking accounting of what a team has accomplished. Certainly, the former must be the reason for the slight decline, as New England has done nothing but win this season. Football Power Index

Pats Amendola to have MRI

Patriots WR Danny Amendola left Monday's game late in the third quarter with a knee injury, and is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury. Amendola was seen walking out of Gillette Stadium late Monday night and didn't have crutches or appear to be limping in any way, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Patriots should concede going 16-0 (1:41)

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