With the stretch run of the season fully underway, the Patriots offense looks to find their identity. The offense recorded no touchdowns through the air on Monday against the Saints and look to make the necessary changes to win. "I think our identity changes every week," QB Tom Bradysaid according to the Boston Globe. "We're a team that, we're always trying to find the personnel groupings that will work best against a certain team or the formations based on what we do well and what we think they don't do very well. WR Wes Welkeradded that the Saints better be a learning experience for the team or they're "in for a long season."
The Boston Herald reports the Patriots are hesitant to place WR Sam Aiken in the offense because he's so vital on special teams. Read more here.
ESPN Boston reports the Patriots are the first team in NFL history to play seven undefeated teams in a single season. (Bills, Jets, Falcons, Ravens, Broncos, Colts and Saints)
Games away from Gillette Stadium have plagued the Patriots this season, posting a 1-4 record on the road. The team looks to right the ship this Sunday against the Dolphins in Miami. "We have more games ahead of us and those are games we'll have a chance to deal with those issues, especially this week on the road against Miami," said LB Tully Banta-Cainaccording to the Providence Journal.
*The Sun Chronicle *reports QB Tom Brady'scomments on moving past the Saints game and focusing on the Dolphins.
Despite Miami's offense taking a hit with the loss of RB Ronnie Brown for the season, Bill Belichick knows it's a tall task in stopping new starter Ricky Williams. "I think Ricky Williams has really taken Ronnie's spot there," Belichick said according to *ESPN.com. *"When they had both players, they were comfortable with either one of them in the game, and if there was only one of them, then they were comfortable with that player in the game."