2011 Patriots vs. 2012 Patriots

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2011 Patriots vs. 2012 Patriots

No, the two teams aren't going to play each other . . . but if they did, Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti like the 2012 team's chances.

Mazz loved the balanced attack he saw out of the Pats in Week 1, unlike last year's team who was strictly a pass-first offense and not much more.

Check out what else he had to say.

Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins' situation isn't far off from a character in HBO's "Ballers." And he played into those connections with a video on Twitter.

The slot receiver, who signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, shares some similarities with the fictional football player Rickey Jerret, a veteran receiver who wades through interest from a number of teams, including New England, during free agency. Because of those similarities, Hawkins spoofed on a scene from "Ballers" where Jerret works out with Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Hawkins imposes his face over Jerret's.