Christopher Gasper of The Boston Globe has a story on Hank Poteat who, for the third straight season, has been called up from off the street to play for the Patriots. Vince Papale, eat your heart out. Poteat didn't miss a beat in Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Gasper also offers The Boston Globe's Patriots Notebook, which includes stories on Troy Brown's versatility, a mean hit laid on Reche Caldwell and Jarvis Green getting his first ever three sacks in a game.
John Tomase of the Boston Herald reports on the Patriots defensive line, which is big, fast and thirsty for sacks. At times this season, Belichick has thrown an extra one on the field, moving the Pats base defense from a 3-4 to a 4-3.
John Tomase offers the Boston Herald's Patriots Notebook with a story on a bruising hit taken by Reche Caldwell. Caldwell returned to action. Also included is a story on Troy Brown.
McNamara offers The Providence Journal's Patriots Notebook, which includes analysis of the Pats secondary and the hit heard 'round New England.
The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss will chat about the Patriots on Friday's at noon, moving from his original Tuesday slot. He also has a blog, Reiss' Pieces.
Also, don't forget to check out USA Today's Inside Slant on the Patriots, updated weekly.