Without ILB Brandon Spikes in the lineup because of a suspension and with injuries to defensive linemen, the Patriots had trouble stopping the run against the Packers.
The Patriots survived for a 31-27 win, but giving up 27 points and allowing the Packers to have the ball for 40 minutes is not what the best team in the NFL was looking to do on Sunday night.
With injuries all over the defensive line, Bill Belichick has plugged in undrafted rookie Kyle Love and will soon utilize DT Louis Leonard to fill the holes on the interior.
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 15 game between the Patriots and Packers: Patriots NT Vince Wilfork vs. the Packers' O-line.
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 13 game between the Patriots and Jets: Patriots sub defense vs. Jets running game.
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 13 game between the Patriots and Jets: Patriots NT Vince Wilfork vs. Jets C Nick Mangold.
The Patriots' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week after their Week 11 win over the Colts.
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between the Patriots and Colts: Patriots defensive line vs. Colts offensive line.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and defensive line coach Pepper Johnson participated in a conference call on Tuesday. The following quotes are from transcripts provided by the Patriots.
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 10 game between the Patriots and Steelers: Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall vs. Patriots' front seven
Each week throughout the season we'll ask our Patriots correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport five questions about the Pats. This week, Ian discussed the reaction to Sunday's brutal loss to the Browns and how Cleveland made ...
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 10 game between the Patriots and Steelers:
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week Nine game between the Patriots and the Browns.
Bill Belichick moved NT Vince Wilfork to end in Week Four and has confidence in Mike Wright at the nose while constantly rotating other players along the Pats' D-line.
Here's a key matchup to follow in Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game in New England.