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Boston: Quarterback competition heats up for the Patriots


The GIST: Our challenge for you today? Take on this Monday with the same energy Celtics guard Payton Pritchard brought to his 92-point (!!!) Pro-Am tournament performance on Saturday. Damn.

August 16, 2021
Source: Elisa Amendola/AP
Source: Elisa Amendola/AP

🏈Patriots: New England’s QB competition became a whole lot spicier on Thursday with rookie Mac Jones dazzling in his Pats debut. Sure, current QB favorite Cam Newton only played one quarter, but it’s hard to ignore Jones’ standout 13-for-19 showing. 

  • Speaking of rookies, fourth-round draft pick Rhamondre Stevenson had two touchdowns at running back in the Pats’ 22–13 win, including this show-stopping 91-yard run. What a welcome.

⚾️Red Sox: After struggling against other American League (AL) East opponents earlier this month, the Sox got back on track with a weekend sweep of the (albeit lowly) Baltimore Orioles. The highlight? Ace pitcher Chris Sale looked strong on Saturday during his first major league start since 2019, throwing five innings and only yielding two earned runs

Boston is off today to prepare to face yet another AL East foe — the NY Yankees — tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. ET. Bring it.