Bill Belichick's proposal to extend the goalposts was approved on a whirlwind final day of the NFL owners meetings, but his other ideas were put on hold, writes John Clayton.
The Saints have the burden of protecting a perfect record, but the Patriots will be feeling the most pressure on Monday night, writes John Clayton.
Josh McDaniels and Kyle Orton have exceeded expectations for Denver, which faces New England in the game of the week, writes John Clayton in his weekly First and 10 column.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has to read the new 2008 schedule and weep, while Patriots coach Bill Belichick should look forward to a magic-carpet ride to January, John Clayton writes.
New England's pursuit of an undefeated season makes its matchup with Pittsburgh the biggest game of the second half, writes John Clayton.
Before the Patriots set their sights on the Colts in Week 9, they have to deal with a Redskins team that's capable of causing a lot of problems, writes John Clayton.
The pressure is on Bill Belichick when the Patriots face their former QB Drew Bledsoe in Buffalo.
The Patriots proved last year that anything can happen. Now the rest of the AFC East is dreaming big.