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In Case You Missed It: Preparing for a bounce back in week 2

In case you missed it the Patriots attempt to move past their week 1 loss to the Miami Dolphins and prepare to face Adrian Peterson, Cordarrelle Patterson, and the Minnesota Vikings.

Simply put, there weren't many positive takeaways for the Patriots following their week one loss in Miami. New England was dominated in the trenches, which ultimately led to an embarassing performance on both sides of the ball. But here in New England the players know how to keep their focus on the next opponent and not allow past failures to carry over into the next week. Andy Hart says Tom Brady and the Patriots are prepared for a bounce-back performance in week two, but it certainly won't be an easy task.

Stopping Cordarrelle Patterson and Adrian Peterson is the obvious challenge, but it may not even be the most difficult task. Under Mike Zimmer, the Vikings defense could present a lot of problems for the Patriots offensive line, who had no answer for Cameron Wake and the Dolphins last week. Nevertheless, the players say they're welcoming the challenge. However, unfortunately they may have to face that challenge without Jamie Collins who was absent from practice on Friday with a thigh injury. He was listed as questionable for Sunday's game along with five other players. It is unknown when he suffered the injury.

Below is a full breakdown of our coverage this week:


Report: Kelly 'kinda asked' for Patriots release
Matchup Winners: Dolphins mounted tons of pressure against the Patriots
News Blitz 9/8: Patriots have some big holes to fill
Belichick Transcript 9/8: 'We have to get back to work'
Bridgestone Performance Review: Patriots-Dolphins
Working out with Cheerleader Brittany D.
Belichick Conference Call Transcript: Adrian Peterson is a tough guy to handle
McDaniels Conference Call Transcript: Vikings have good players at all levels of the defense
Patricia Conference Call Transcript: Vikings have dynamic players in run and pass game
Nitpicks & Nitwits: Playing the Blame Game is never easy
Take Two-sday: Moreno runs through Wilfork, Patriots
Patriots sign DE Henderson to the practice squad; Release QB Bethel-Thompon
Ask PFW: Picking up the pieces
Game Preview: Patriots travel to Minnesota to take on Vikings
On the Patswalk: Best dressed 9/5
Belichick Press Conference Transcript: 'Patterson is obviously an explosive guy'
Brady Press Conference Transcript: 'We've just got to figure out how to make some improvements'
News Blitz 9/10: Still reason to stay optimistic about Brady and the Patriots
Kids challenge McCourty twins to play like them
Cassel Transcript 9/10: 'Constantly refer back to the things I learned in New England'
Mike Zimmer Transcript 9/10: 'Patriots are a really, really good football team'
O-line facing another challenge in Minnesota; Sep. 10 notes
Get Jack'd - Ask Jackie Brittain your 2014 Patriots questions!
Road trip travel guide: Minneapolis
Brady prepares Patriots for bounce-back effort
Patriots vs. Vikings Broadcast Information
Game Matchups: Potential breakthrough of Dobson and Thompkins will give Minnesota fits
Why NFL Video Fans are Catching 'Phablet Fever'
Wilfork welcomes Adrian Peterson challenge
Gronk: 'Just got to keep improving'; Sep. 11 notes
Patriots - Vikings Injury Report
How to build yourself a fitness program that really works
This is how the Patriots could travel in the future
Belichick Press Conference Transcript: 'We have a lot to get ready for with Minnesota'
News Blitz 9/12: Keys to Sunday's game
Minnesota Vikings: What they're saying
Brady and Cassel square off for 1st time
Samsonite Make Your Case: Early Concerns
Fleming happy to receive playing time
Patriots - Vikins Injury Report
Defense fixing itself; Sep. 12 notes




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