There were “several communications issues” over the first weekend of the NFL regular season, something that was seen “as normal,” according to a Monday report from Pro Football Talk.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined Dale & Holley with Thornton on Monday to look back on the season opening win over the Steelers and to look ahead to Sunday’s matchup with the Bills.

FOXBORO — After getting Saturday and Sunday off, the Patriots had a rare Monday practice after their weekend off and only one player was missing from the shorts and shells workout on the upper grass fields outside Gillette Stadium.

On Sunday, Rex Ryan became the first Bills’ coach to win his opening game in franchise history as the Bills took down the Colts 27-14.

Ryan and his Bills will look to carry the momentum over to Week 2, as host the Patriots.

There will be no league-mandated discipline for John Jastremski and Jim McNally, and the duo will have new roles within the New England organization when they are reinstated this week, according to a report in the Boston Globe.

At an approximate value of $3.2 billion, the Patriots are the second-most valuable franchise in the NFL, according to a study conducted by Forbes.

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman stopped by for a visit with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria from Gillette Stadium as part of WEEI’s Patriots Monday coverage, and he said he expects a battle when

With Deflategate behind him (at least for now), Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly Monday morning appearance with Dennis & Callahan and Minihane and discussed the team’s next opponent, the upstart Bills.

Rex Ryan was pretty happy about the Bills' win over Indy on Sunday.</p>
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In the giddy moments after Sunday’s season-opening win over the Colts, Rex Ryan was asked when he would start thinking about the Patriots — Buffalo’s Week 2 opponent.