Chad Finn of the Boston Globe writes about the improbable second-quarter interception by DT Vince Wilfork. The three time Pro Bowler has played 108 career games and grabbed his first interception and scooted down the sidelines for 28 yards. "A lot of times, you don't get the chance to touch the ball,'' said Wilfork. "That's the first interception of my career. It's funny, I was joking to Pep [assistant coach Pepper Johnson] a couple of weeks ago, I might end my career without an interception. I asked another teammate of mine, 'Do you have one,' and he said, 'Nope.' So you never know.''
Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com spoke with many of the defensive players who were on the field for a key second-quarter goal-line stand. For the second week in a row the Patriots defense stopped an opponent inside of their one yard-line on defense, and then marched 99 yards for an offensive score. Defensive end Andre Carter said, "Goal line is a mindset, in general. We knew that, especially during that particular series, it was a big drive."
Dan Duggan of the Boston Herald touched on the chemistry between Tom Brady and Deion Branch, saying they, "Were in perfect harmony yesterday." Branch caught eight Brady passes for 129 yards, including two sideline catches that set up a field goal to end the first half. After the game, Brady and Branch even shared the podium for a postgame press conference.
Paul Kenyon of the Providence Journal writes about Tom Brady's ability to "share the wealth" in the passing game. Last night, Brady was able to complete passes to seven receivers, piling up 423 yards. After the game Brady said, "I think we stress complementary football and situational football. We're going to have to stay after it. Two wins doesn't get you anything in this league."
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com breaks down the importance of special teams for the Patriots. Reiss shows that both S James Ihedigbo and LB Tracy White are making big contributions to special teams, appearing on every special teams unit.