Week 6 Sunday Games: Patriots rooting guide and open thread The New England Patriots play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football Tedy Bruschi Jerseys Stitched , but there’s plenty of football before the big game. Here’s the Patriots rooting guide for the early and afternoon games.1:00 PM ETBills @ Texans: Patriots are rooting for the Texans. Colts @ Jets: Patriots are rooting for the Colts.Bears @ Dolphins: Patriots are rooting for the Bears. These three games are pretty simple because the Patriots want to stay atop the AFC East.Steelers @ Bengals: Which team are you more afraid of in the long run? For me, it’s the Steelers, so I’m rooting for the Bengals to keep their lead in the division.Chargers @ Browns: I’m rooting for the Browns because I think the Chargers are ultimately more dangerous.Seahawks @ Raiders: The Patriots should root for the Seahawks, but this game has very limited value.Cardinals @ Vikings: The Patriots want the Vikings to win for strength of schedule purposes.Buccaneers @ Falcons: This game doesn’t matter to the Patriots.Panthers @ Washington: This game also doesn’t matter to the Patriots.4:05 PM ETRams @ Broncos: The Patriots are rooting for the Rams to go to 6-0 and sink the Broncos further down in the AFC.4:25 PM ETRavens @ Titans: The Patriots want the Titans to win for strength of schedule purposes and because I don’t want Baltimore anywhere near the postseason.Jaguars @ Cowboys: The Patriots want the Jaguars to lose because they want to finish the day with a better record than Jacksonville. New England’s rookies don’t report until July 21. A guy who spent his rookie season on injured reserve already is there.As explained by Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Braxton Berrios showed up early in the hopes of becoming one of the options on a depth chart that, beyond Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry Youth Steve Grogan Jerseys , is wide open. Reiss gives Berrios a real shot at landing a roster spot, based on a strong offseason program and the ability to return punts.Standing at only five feet, nine inches, the 2018 sixth-round pick becomes a candidate to play in the slot — and maybe to eventually take over for a certain seventh-round pick who became Super Bowl MVP.The key, as Reiss notes, will be staying healthy. If Berrios is able to suit up and compete on a regular basis Steve Grogan Jerseys Stitched , he could end up standing out in a crowded house at the position.Currently, the Patriots have 12 receivers on the roster. Edelman, Harry, and special-teams captain Matthew Slater are guaranteed roster spots. Philip Dorsett, Dontrelle Inman, and Demaryius Thomas also are in the mix Youth John Hannah Jerseys , and there’s a good chance at least one of them will get a short straw, especially since receivers at the bottom of the depth chart will be expected to contribute on special teams.Berrios seems ready to contribute in any way that he can. That gives him an edge if, again, he can stay healthy.