The Patriots did a lot of things right – and wrong – in Sunday's win over the Steelers in Pittsburgh. That leaves a lot for coaches to break down on film and then share with the players before moving on to the next challenge.
According to Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, one of the key positives for New England in its most recent victory was success in the red area.
The Boston Globe notes Belichick call the red area the "huge difference" in Pittsburgh. The Globe also looks back at how the Patriots were challenged to run by the Steelers and answered the challenge. The Globe picks out a key play from the victory, while also pondering whether the New England defense can continue to keep opponents off the scoreboard.
The Boston Herald has its weekly report card, and says things were far from perfect in Pittsburgh. The Herald says the Patriots combination of talent and smarts get the job done. The *Herald *passes along Tom Brady taking a very strong stand against domestic violence in the wake of the Josh Brown saga.
The Providence Journal says the Patriots D came through when it needed to. The* ProJo* also writes that New England teammates are still very much behind struggling kicker Stephen Gostkowski.
ESPN says that New England's response to adversity last week builds confidence for the team as it prepares to head to Buffalo on Sunday. Speaking of the Bills, Rex Ryan is already talking up the importance of this Sunday's game. ESPN ponders whether shorter kickoffs are affecting Gostkowski's stroke on place kicks.
WEEI.com has Brady urging the NFL to do the right thing regarding the current domestic violence situation in his weekly appearance on the station's airwaves. "The NFL, they claim to take tough stances and this is their situation. This is their situation to deal with. I'll let them deal with it."
Belichick also appeared on WEEI and voiced his support for Gostkowski.
CSNNE.com notes that Belichick used golf analogies in discussing the various aspects of the job for kickers. Did you know that the Patriots offense has play calls of both "Trump" and "Clinton"?
In case you missed it, the Patriots released one player each from the roster and the practice squad on Monday.