Mike Reiss of The Boston Globe reports that for the second week in a row, the Patriots were able to eke out a victory. They played dodge ball both weeks, though this week there inconsistencies came at a different time in the game.
The Boston Globe's Ron Borges explains that the Patriots are keeping thier heads. "You've got to be tough. You've got to be physical. And you've got to be smart," said former Patriot turned Jet, Matt Chatham. "We were physical and we showed a lot of resiliency, especially in the second half, but we were not smart. I think that's the difference between their team and ours."
Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe reports that winning is only half the battle. "The boys are now 2-0 either because of, or despite, themselves," says Ryan, who's not quite convinced of the Patriots strength.
The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss reports that it's "quite refreshing to have a Bruschi." Linebacker Tedy Bruschi returned to the field on Sunday after suffering a broken wrist in the preseason. "Only Tedy comes back with a cast on his stinking arm and has an interception," Mike Vrabel said. "That's him, though. It was great to see him back."
Christopher L. Gasper of The Boston Globe reports that Patriots fans have been waiting a long time to see what wide receiver Chad Jackson can do. Sidelined since training camp with a slow-healing hamstring, Jackson returned to the field yesterday for two catches including a touchdown. "It was a relief to just get in the game," said Jackson. "As a rookie, you never think you're going to get that much playing time but, at the same time, getting the catch and scoring a touchdown, that's a great feeling for me."
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The Herald's Albert Breer takes a look at the Patriots strong running performance in Sunday's game.
Greenberg also takes a look at the Pats receivers, a few of whom were broken in by Tom Brady in last night's game. Even a stiff new glove can catch a well-placed ball, it seems.