Patriots turn to 3rd-string QB Brissett after Garoppolo hurt (The Associated Press)

The Patriots third-string quarterback came on in relief against Miami on Sunday after Tom Brady’s top substitute was injured, inheriting a 21-point lead from Jimmy Garoppolo before piloting New England to a 31-24 victory. A rookie who was drafted as insurance during Brady’s four-game ”Deflategate” suspension, Brissett could be making his first NFL start in four days when the Patriots meet Houston on Thursday night.