The New England Patriots (0-1), led by quarterback Tom Brady, meet the New Orleans Saints (0-1), led by quarterback Drew Brees, in an AFC-NFC matchup during Week 2 NFL action at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday, September 17, 2017 (9/17/17).
Here’s what you need to know:
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
When: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Livestream: NFL Network online
Line: Patriots -6.5
Patriots notes: QB TOM BRADY has 8 pass TDs vs. 3 INTs for 93.1 rating in 4 career meetings. In past 12 vs. NFC (incl. SB), has 3,827 pass yards (318.9 per game) with 29 TDs vs. 9 INTs for 100.9 rating. Ranks 4th in NFL history with 61,849 pass yards & 456 TD passes. Has 208 career wins (incl. playoffs) as starter, most in NFL history. * RB MIKE GILLISLEE had career-high 3 rush TDs last week & is 1st Patriot with 3 rush TDs in team debut. Has 7 rush TDs in past 6. RB JAMES WHITE has 9 rec. TDs since 2015, tied for most among NFL RBs. * WR BRANDIN COOKS was 1st round selection by NO in 2014 NFL Draft. In 3 seasons with NO, had 215 catches for 2,861 yards & 20 TDs. Had 88 rec. yards in team debut last week. WR DANNY AMENDOLA had 100 rec. yards in Week 1, his 1st game with 100+ rec. yards since 11/23/15 vs. Buf. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI leads NFL with 68 TD catches & ranks 2nd among TEs with 6,128 rec. yards since entering league in 2010. * DE TREY FLOWERS had 2 sacks last week. Has 4 multisack games since 2016, tied for most in NFL. S DEVIN MC COURTY had 10 tackles, 2 PD, TFL & FR in Week 1. CB MALCOLM BUTLER…
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