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New Jersey likes Patriots' chances to win Super Bowl LIII

New Jersey likes Patriots' chances to win Super Bowl LIII

New Jersey is officially open for sports betting, the third American state to do so, and if you're wondering how the oddsmakers are sizing up the New England Patriots, there's not much drama.

Taking in the scene at Monmouth Park on the first day of legalized sports betting in New Jersey, Sports Illustrated's Conor Orr relayed these odds for winning Super Bowl LIII next February in Atlanta.

Not surprisingly, the defending AFC champs lead the way at 6 to 1. But perhaps most surprisingly, the Browns don't have the worst odds in the NFL. Yes, despite an embarrassing 1-31 record over the last two seasons, the Browns currently have better odds than the Cardinals, Redskins, Dolphins and even the Bills, who are coming off their first postseason appearance in 18 years.

Why the Patriots are off to a slow start; Chris Gronkowski says Rob is 'super frustrated'

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Why the Patriots are off to a slow start; Chris Gronkowski says Rob is 'super frustrated'

1:28 - Ben Volin joins Michael Holley and Tom Giles on Boston Sports Tonight to give his 3 reasons for the Patriots slow start including Belichick decimating the team’s depth as general manager and Tom Brady missing offseason workouts. 

6:39 - Rob Gronkowski’s brother Chris went on WEEI and bashed the Patriots wide receivers and said he thinks Rob is “super frustrated”. On Early Edition, Tom E. Curran breaks down what this could mean for Gronk, Belichick and the Patriots moving forward.

10:42 - New NBC Sports Boston addition Chris Forsberg talks with Giles and Holley about the Celtics first training camp scrimmage and the progress of Gordon Hayward’s comeback.

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Is Sony Michel the key to the Patriots beating the Dolphins on Sunday?

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Is Sony Michel the key to the Patriots beating the Dolphins on Sunday?

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Tom E. Curran, Jerod Mayo and Phil Perry discuss the tough start for the Patriots, and break down what they need to do on both sides of the ball to improve.

(1:00) Jerod Mayo and Phil Perry break down what they saw go wrong for the Patriots defense against the Lions.

(4:30) Why did the Patriots struggle with defending the run so much?

(11:00) Is there anything personnel wise the Patriots defense can do to improve?

(13:30) What’s going on with the Patriots offense? how can they improve?

(16:00) Jerod explains why he has faith the Patriots are going to be ok

(20:00) What should we make of Rob Gronkowski’s brother saying Gronk is frustrated by being double covered?

(27:00) Is Sony Michel the key to the Patriots beating the Dolphins on Sunday?

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