Perfect attendance at Patriots practice; Connolly 'getting better'

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Perfect attendance at Patriots practice; Connolly 'getting better'

FOXBORO -- New England's shorts and shells practice was on the Gillette Stadium turf Friday. With the team's first home game right around the corner, it makes sense to let the players get a feel for the field.
The Patriots had perfect attendance for the second consecutive day. How much OL Dan Connolly practices -- in light of the head injury he suffered in Tennessee Sunday -- won't be revealed until later today.

Prior to practice, Patriots coach Bill Belichick gave an update, kind of, on Connolly.

"Day-to-Day," said Belichick. "Whatever his status is, we'll list it on the injury report after practice today. It seems like he's getting better."

Connolly was "limited" on Thursday.

Mary Paoletti and Danny Picard contributed to this report.

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West

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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tyreek Hill had touchdowns receiving and on a punt return, Kansas City's defense made life miserable for Oakland quarterback Derek Carr, and the Chiefs beat the Raiders 21-13 on a frigid Thursday night to take control of the AFC West.

Charcandrick West also had a touchdown run for the Chiefs (10-3). They moved into a first-place tie with Oakland (10-3) but holds the tiebreaker with two wins over their longtime divisional rival.

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