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This Great White Shark was named after Patriots star Julian Edelman

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This Great White Shark was named after Patriots star Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman has enjoyed an exciting and successful 2019.

The New England Patriots wide receiver won his third career Super Bowl title in February and was named the game's MVP. He released a Showtime documentary that highlighted the ups and downs of his football career. And now, he has a great white shark named after him

No, we're not kidding.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy tagged a great white shark Tuesday and named him after the 33-year-old Patriots wideout. Check out the details in the tweet below:

It makes sense to name a reliable shark after Edelman. After all, Edelman is the most dependable wide receiver in the NFL, evidenced by his brilliant playoff career. The shark, as described above, also has returned to the area every single year since originally being tagged in 2011. Bill Belichick probably would respect this shark for taking no years off

OK, no more jokes.

This shark actually is the second marine animal named after Edelman. You might remember the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut named a rescue seal "Edelman" before releasing him back into the wild in April.

Did Edelman get these Patriots, Lion King animal comparisons right?>>>

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NFL Odds: Updated Super Bowl LIV odds after Drew Brees injury, Patriots improve to 2-0

NFL Odds: Updated Super Bowl LIV odds after Drew Brees injury, Patriots improve to 2-0

With Week 2 of the 2019 regular season in the books, here's a look at the updated Super Bowl LIV odds following Drew Brees' injury and another dominant showing from the Patriots. 

Compared to last week, the Saints fell from third-best odds at 10/1 to tied for seventh at 20/1. Losing Drew Brees for six weeks to a thumb injury would do that to any team. The Rams jumped up to third behind the Patriots and Chiefs after a convincing win over New Orleans in Week 2. 

Other notable drops include the Steelers going from 30/1 to 200/1 after starting the year 0-2 and losing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the season, and the Raiders dropping from 80/1 to 300/1. The Dolphins' odds from last week (10,000/1) somehow grew steeper at 20,000/1. They lost their first two games by an average of 46 points. 

The Patriots still hold the top spot in these odds, which shouldn't surprise anyone considering the fact that they've scored 38 points per game and have only given up three points so far this season. 

New England will host the Jets in Week 3, who might not have Sam Darnold in that game thanks to a case of mono, so there probably won't be any change in who the Super Bowl favorite is until at least Week 4. 

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Phil Perry's Report Card: Patriots D gets straight A's vs. Dolphins

Phil Perry's Report Card: Patriots D gets straight A's vs. Dolphins

Expectations already were sky-high for the Patriots' defense heading into Sunday's matchup vs. the lowly Dolphins, and they still managed to exceed them to the tune of seven sacks, four interceptions (two pick-sixes) and zero points allowed.

Sunday also marked Antonio Brown's much-anticipated Patriots debut, and the star wide receiver didn't waste any time connecting for a touchdown with Tom Brady. The rest of the offense, while far from perfect, was rock-solid.

Here's how each position graded out in the 43-0 victory. . .

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