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Report: Patriots CB Malcolm Butler's life story to be made into movie

Report: Patriots CB Malcolm Butler's life story to be made into movie

You couldn't script Malcolm Butler's improbable rise from working at a Mississippi Popeye's to becoming a Super Bowl hero with the Patriots.

Well, maybe you can.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Butler's life story will be the subject of a movie that's in the works. 

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Daniel Levin, who produced the Oscar-nominated movie "Lion", has acquired the rights to Butler's story for a biopic titled "The Secondary."

Butler, the undrafted cornerback from Division II West Alabama, went from tryout with the Patriots to unlikely Super Bowl hero for his game-saving interception two years ago in Super Bowl 49 to a second Super Bowl title and upcoming free-agent payday as one of the top corners in the NFL. 

Along the way, there was his dismissal from the football team at Hinds Community College for poor grades and working the fryolator at Popeye's in Vicksburg, Miss., along his bumpy road to NFL stardom. 

A true Hollywood story. In theaters soon.  

Game notes: Patriots tie Browns for second-longest streak of .500-or-better seasons

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Game notes: Patriots tie Browns for second-longest streak of .500-or-better seasons

Notes from the Patriots' 33-8 victory over the Raiders in Mexico City . . . 

-- New England is now 8-2 and is guaranteed to have a .500 or better record for the 17th consecutive season, tying the 1957-73 Browns for the second-longest streak in NFL history. The record is 21, held by the 1965-85 Cowboys. The Pats last had a losing season in 2000, when they were 5-11 in Bill Belichick's first season in New England.

PATRIOTS 33, RAIDERS 8

-- The Patriots have now won 13 straight road games, setting a franchise record. They remain in second place on the NFL all-time list, behind the 18 straight road games won by the 1988-90 49ers.

-- Tom Brady completed 30 of 37 passes (81.1 percent) for 339 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 131.9 passer rating. Brady has 82 career games with at least 300 passing yards and is the only player in NFL history to record a 300-yard passing game in three different countries (United States, United Kingdom and Mexico). Brady is also the first player to have a game with at least three passing touchdowns in three different countries.

-- The Pats are now 3-0 in international games, and have outscored their opponents by a combined 113-22 score in those games. 

-- Stephen Gostkowski scored 15 points on four field goals and three PATs and moved into the top 20 on the all-time NFL scoring list.

-- Gostkowski set a franchise record for longest field goal, 62 yards, in the light air of Mexico City.