on Sunday was the injury status of running back Sony Michel. The rookie was hurt early in the second quarter during a running play: he stayed on the ground after getting awkwardly twisted during the tackle attempt and had to be helped off the field. Michel was subsequently declared “out” after he was carted to the locker room.The injury looked bad but initial reports were actually rather encouraging: Michel’s injury was not expected to be season-ending http://www.newenglandpatriotsteamonline.com/patrick-chung-jersey , but until an MRI there was still uncertainty surrounding the first-round rookie. However, it now looks rather certain that he and the team have dodged a major bullet (according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport):This is the best possible outcome for New England and a player that missed most of training camp due to an injury to the same knee. While the timetable has yet to be set, it would not be a surprise to see the Patriots keep Michel out until after the bye week. After all, the team faces three middle-of-the-pack run defenses the next three weeks in the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, and Tennessee Titans.That being said, New England will likely still bring in another runner to offer depth alongside James White and Kenjon Barner.[UPDATE] ESPN’s Adam Schefter adds more information about Michel’s diagnosis: TEAM TALKGame Preview: Patriots at Chiefs. Broadcast info Womens Eric Rowe Jersey , series history, tale of the tape, more.Paul Perillo tackles this week’s Ask PFW Mailbag: Basking in the Chiefs win.Conference Call Transcripts: Bill Belichick - Josh McDaniels - Brian Flores.Sights and Sounds: Week 6 vs. the Chiefs (3.52 min. video)From the NFL - Celtics head coach Brad Stevens sits down with Cynthia Frelund to discuss his involvement with the Patriots organization and his relationship with Bill Belichick. (2 min. video)LOCAL LINKSMike Reiss describes the Brady-to-Gronk connection, at its best especially in crunch time.Ryan Hannable takes another look at how Rob Gronkowski got so open on those big fourth-quarter plays.Tom E. Curran praises the Patriots surging running game and creating big play-action opportunities in the process.Zack Cox’s Patriots Film Review: How New England’s defense stifled the Chiefs in the red zone.Matt Dolloff’s Film Room: Patriots’ big-play problems started with letting Patrick Mahomes escape the pocket.Glen Farley laments how inconsistency continues to plague the Pats’ defense.Nick O’Malley looks at how the defense is managing to harass quarterbacks despite being ranked dead last in sacks.Steve Atkinson (BostonSportsExtra) Takeaways from Pats vs. Chiefs. 1. Patriots-Chiefs felt like a playoff atmosphere.Zack Cox scouts the Bears and gives us four things to know about the Patriots Week 7 opponent: 1. Their vaunted defense looked mortal in Miami.Karen Guregian notes Bill Belichick sees similarities between the Chiefs and Bears offenses.Karen Guregian warns Tom Brady to be wary of a Khalil Mack attack in Chicago.Ryan Hannable looks at the very early AFC playoff picture to see where the Patriots stand.Alex Reimer is right, and (gulp) the voice of reason when he calls out the ridiculous wall-to-wall coverage of the Tyreek Hill beer-throwing incident, as sanctimonious and embarrassing.Ryan Hannable notes VP of football operations Troy Vincent doesn’t agree with Chiefs LB Breeland Speaks’ reason for not tackling Tom Brady. /For the record, I don’t either.NATIONAL NEWSMike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Belichick sees “carryover” from Chiefs to Bears offenses.Charles P. Pierce (SI) Patriots’ win against the Chiefs represents the epitome of football in 2018.Robert Mays (The Ringer) The Patriots are the AFC overlords—but the Chiefs could turn a rematch into ‘Rocky II’.Kevin Clark (The Ringer) Permanent parity: It’s time to get used to the weird http://www.newenglandpatriotsteamonline.com/phillip-dorsett-jersey , unpredictable, high-scoring NFL.Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) 10-Point Stance: Welcome to the new high-scoring NFL. 1. Chiefs-Pats is everything the NFL wants football to be.Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) NFL QB Hot Sheet: Five to watch this weekend, three trending up & three trending down. Brady included in first two categories.Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) Ranking all 32 NFL teams’ pass-rush units after Week 6. Patriots rank 27th.Vote (NFL.com) Vote for Week 7’s top rookie. Sony Michel on the ballot.Mark Maske (Washington Post) NFL hopes it has found the proper balance on roughing-the-passer calls.Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) NFL had ‘intervention’ with seven teams on concussion rates. “The NFL declined to specify which teams were part of the interventions.”Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Beer-tossing Patriots fan charged with disorderly conduct. /Eh... he’s already banned from Gillette, no need to ruin the guy.David Steele (Sporting News) Week 7 NFL picks (straight up). Pats win 30-21.Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) Week 7 NFL picks (against the spread). Pats-Bears (-3.5) Pats win 30-27 but fail to cover.