The Patriots injuries and rookies and struggles made for intriguing story lines as the team found ways to win each week on their way to a 4-0 record. It was particularly exciting and encouraging when they beat the Falcons on the road. The luster of that victory is not so bright after seeing the Jets hand a desperate Falcons team their second straight home defeat. After watching the Patriots lose to the Bengals 13-6 last week, the intrigue and cautious optimism suddenly turned into concern and doubt. They looked like one of the worst teams in the league offensively, and their once very tough run defense looked very pedestrian.
The Patriots signed DT Andre Neblett to add depth to a depleted line which has both starters out. Tommy Kelly injury is uncertain, and Wilfork is done for the year. Neblett is a veteran of a few seasons, but most recently was sitting on his couch after being let go by Tampa Bay earlier in the year.
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New England Patriots – New Orleans Saints Scouting Report
NOLA.com by Terrance Harris
When you consider the players the New England Patriots have lost combined with the players who are unavailable due to injury, it would seem to spell disaster for the AFC’s most dominant franchise this decade. Think again.
Pats Hopeful Rob Gronkowski To Play
ESPN.go.com by Ed Werder
The New England Patriots are optimistic doctors will clear Rob Gronkowski to play this week and that the tight end will make his season debut Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, according to league sources.
Tom Brady’s Touchdown Streak Over/strong>
MusketFire.com by J. T. McGrath
Tom Brady entered this past Sunday’s matchup against the Bengals just two games shy of tying the NFL record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass – a record of 54 straight games that Drew Brees set just last season
NFL’s Top Tight End Jimmy Graham A Nightmare
Boston Herald by Karen Guregian
Jimmy Graham is the man. He’s considered the best, especially with Rob Gronkowski inactive this season. He’s emerged as not only Drew Brees’ top gun but one of the game’s most feared offensive weapons.
Trade Rumors – Hakeem Nicks A Patriot?
The Patriots struggled mightily against the Bengals to possess the ball. A big possession receiver would really help the cause. Are the Patriots preparing for a trade?
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