In the Patriots' 45-3 win over the Jets to take over sole possession of first place in the AFC East, the offense clicked. But it was the stellar play of the defense that was surprising.
Tom Brady had another masterful performance in his record 26th consecutive home victory, a 45-3 win over the Jets, earning him Patriots offensive player of the week again.
An improved pass rush with more blitzing could improve a woeful Patriots passing defense.
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between the Patriots and Colts: Patriots defensive line vs. Colts offensive line.
TE Rob Gronkowski outperformed TE Aaron Hernandez in a big way in Sunday's win, and the Pats' rookie defensive players helped a solid effort from the "D."
Here's a look at how the Patriots' first-year players are faring through six games:
The Patriots' rookies each made an impact in the Patriots' overtime win over the Ravens, including two rookies who were active for only the second time this season.
In the Patriots' victory over the Ravens, their starting linebackers, including rookie Brandon Spikes, made big plays to seal the win late.
Here's a sampling of quotes from a conference call with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and LB coach Matt Patricia.
The Jets are pleased with the play of starting FB Tony Richardson and his backup, rookie John Connor, who are supporting the team's better-known RB duo, according to AFC East Whispers.
Here's a look at how the Patriots' first-year players are faring through four games.
Each week throughout the season we'll ask our Patriots correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport five questions about the Pats.
Here's a look at how the Patriots' first-year players are faring through three games:
With a young secondary, the Patriots need to amp up their QB pressure to make life easier for their defensive backs.
With rookie Vladimir Ducasse unable to win the starting OLG job in the preseason, the Jets have turned to 2009 sixth-round pick Matt Slauson, who has played in only three regular-season games.
The Patriots have released OLB-DE Derrick Burgess, whom many thought would start this season, as well as special-teams standout Sam Aiken.
The Patriots have agreed to terms with two more of their 2010 draft picks, signing OLB Jermaine Cunningham and TE Rob Gronkowski to four-year contracts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
As expected, the Patriots released LB Adalius Thomas, who clashed with head coach Bill Belichick last season.