The Boston Globe *looks at the pressure the Patriots applied to Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff on Sunday and wonders where it's been all season. The *Globe reports that Danny Amendola is expected to miss four games with the high ankle sprain the receiver suffered on Sunday. The *Globe *breaks down the key plays from Tom Brady’s 201st win.
The Boston Herald says that regardless of the opposition, the Patriots defense has improved. The Herald Patriots report card says the success against the Rams is no reason for a parade. Herald columnist Steve Buckley says the only question left is Tom Brady’s exit plan. The Herald also looks at the Amendola injury.
The Providence Journal looked at the film from the Rams game and said the New England offense tried different combinations in the first game after Rob Gronkowski landed on IR. The ProJo also writes that Drew Bledsoe’s impact on the Patriots should never be forgotten. The paper has its version of the Amendola story.
ESPNBoston.com notes that the Patriots defense won with “brilliant disguise” against L.A. ESPNBoston.com looks at Bill Belichick’s praise of Jabaal Sheard who has rebounded nicely from being a healthy scratch last month against the 49ers. The site passes along Malcolm Butler’s new commercial opposite Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. While many fans and media wondered at the time if Brady might be pulled in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s controlled win over the Rams, ESPNBoston.com has Belichick making it clear it was never a consideration as he simply tried to win the game.
WEEI.com passes along Brady saying NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had not reached out to him since he set the NFL record for career wins by a quarterback. WEEI.com starts looking ahead to next Monday night with a rundown of the top moments in the rivalry between the Patriots and the Ravens.
CSNNE.com has Brady saying the Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seahawks was his most memorable win. “Thank god for Malcolm Butler." CSNNE.com wonders if Brady’s training regimen might help Gronkowski moving forward.
NFL.com says the Patriots are only the No. 6 most watchable team heading into the final month of football, whatever that means. NFL.com says that New England is still more likely than Oakland to end up with the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoff picture. NFL.com puts the Patriots at No. 2 in this week’s power rankings.
NESN.com's film review looks at how the Patriots defense finally made big plays against rookie passer Jared Goff and the Rams offense that ranked 31st in the NFL entering Sunday's game.
The New York Daily News writes that the Patriots can still be Super without Gronkowski.
CBSBoston quotes Boomer Esiason saying the Ravens will not be intimidated by playing the Patriots at Gillette Stadium this week.