Offensive coordinator Josh McDanielsspoke with the media Tuesday and praised quarterback **Matt Cassel *for his performance in Indianapolis this past weekend.
"He really had a good sense of timing as far as the pass rush was concerned," McDaniels told the Boston Globe.
The Globe also took a look back at the storylines from the start of the season and how they've played out at the midway point.
The Boston Herald previews Sunday's divisional showdown against Buffalo and how the two teams are heading in opposite direction in addition to taking a look at Cassel's improved pocket presence.
Sunday's game is the start of an intense stretch in which the Patriots play three consecutive division opponents.
"Now is really when we start zeroing in on them," head coach Bill Belichicktold the Providence Journal.
The *Lawrence Eagle-Tribune *catches up with former Patriots' quarterback Steve Grogan, who says Cassel is the real deal.
The *Boston Metro *takes a look at how the Patriots have borrowed a page from Miami's playbook by integrating elements of the Wildcat offense into their own scheme.
"You find a way to change up those things," Belichick told the Metro.
The *Attleboro Sun Chronicle *looks back at Sunday's loss and how one of the two penalties the Patriots committed ultimately led to their undoing in the fourth quarter.
"You can't let it come down to one play in which the referee can determine which way it goes," Cassel told the Sun Chronicle.