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11hMike Reiss

Gilmore, Rowe out for Pats' rematch vs. Falcons

The Patriots will again be without cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Eric Rowe when they take on the Falcons, and Johnson Bademosi also was added to the injury report Friday with an abdomen injury. He is questionable against Atlanta.

Nolan and Le Batard looking forward to Super Bowl LI rematch (0:39)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots officially ruled out CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and LB Harvey Langi (back) for Sunday's game against the Falcons. In addition, LB Elandon Roberts (ankle), CB Johnson Bademosi (abdomen) and TE Jacob Hollister (chest) are questionable. It is also notable that RB Rex Burkhead was removed from the injury report, paving the way for his return.

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15hMike Reiss

QB Brady says accuracy needs improvement

"When the throws are there, I have to be able to make them," Tom Brady said in anticipation of Sunday night's home game against the Falcons. "It's disappointing when I don't. ... I wish I hit them all."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Chris Hogan, who had been limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, says today that he will play Sunday night against the Falcons. He had an injury to his ribs in last Sunday's win over the Jets.

Brady: Consistency key to winning against Falcons (0:41)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady discusses whether Super Bowl LI has any significance leading into Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Reliving the Patriots' comeback in Super Bowl LI (0:47)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After losing to the Raiders last night, the Chiefs dropped to No. 2 in FPI's rankings. The Patriots took over the top spot. The model also upgraded Oakland's rating by 1.2 points per game after surpassing expectations against Kansas City.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are practicing without CBs Stephon Gilmore (concussion) and Eric Rowe (groin) for the third straight day. The expectation is that they will be out for Sunday night's game against the visiting Falcons.

Does Brady have advantage over Ryan? (0:34)
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FPI: Pats hold major edge in SB rematch

ESPN's FPI likes the Patriots' chances of prevailing at home Sunday night, giving them better than a 3-1 advantage over the Falcons. New England was slightly favored (56-44 percent) on a neutral field in Super Bowl XLI.

Tedy, Herm pick Pats over Falcons in Super Bowl LI rematch (0:50)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Johnson Bademosi, who started in place of injured Stephon Gilmore on Sunday and could do so again vs. the Falcons, draws a big crowd in the locker room. Asked how he ended up at Stanford, he said with a smile, "Some guy named Jim Harbaugh called me..."