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First quarter, 10:47: The Patriots went three-and-out. Rob Gronkowski drew his first start of the season.

Brady threw incomplete passes to LaFell and Vereen. He completed a 4-yard bubble screen to LaFell. his first catch of the season.

First quarter, 11:44: The Patriots forced a Raiders punt on the first drive of the game.

Jamie Collins made a nice run stop on second down, and Kyle Arrington came up with an impressive pass breakup on a pass intended for Denarius Moore.

Logan Ryan, Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Vince Wilfork, Sealver Siliga, Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Dont’a Hightower, Jerod Mayo and Jamie Collins made up the starting defense. They opened in a 4-3 and showed a 4-3 over look.

In nickel, Dominique Easley and Arrington came on the field for Siliga and Collins.

First quarter, 15:00: We’re minutes away from kickoff here. Vince Wilfork, Matthew Slater, Jerod Mayo, Dan Connolly and Devin McCourty have taken the field for the coin toss.

The Patriots won the toss, chose to defer and will kickoff to start the game.

12:37 p.m.: Mark Wahlberg is hanging out on the Patriots’ sideline. He greeted Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick. He also shook the refs’ hands. Maybe he slipped in a C-note?

Wahlberg and Belichick. http://t.co/I7hJeyNjdr


Doug Kyed (@DougKyedNESN) September 21, 2014

12:28 p.m.: Bill Belichick told 98.5 The Sports Hub that he interviewed with Al Davis for the Raiders head coach job in 1998. The Raiders hired Jon Gruden instead, and the rest is history.

12:16 p.m.: Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo just took the field in full uniform to Jay Z’s “Public Service Announcement.”

Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman are hauling in punts. Matthew Slater is taking kicks with Shane Vereen and Patrick Chung.

12:13 p.m.: The Raiders are allowing 200 yards per game on the ground, but this could be …read more