Brady, Patriots roll into halfway point back on top of AFC (The Associated Press)

So much for ”Deflategate” having a lasting impact on the Patriots this season. New England has reached the halfway point of its 2016 season and enters its bye week – surprise – with the best record in the AFC. The Patriots battled through some early injuries and performed above expectations to go 3-1 with quarterback Tom Brady serving his four-game suspension at the start the season.