In Sunday's game against the Jets, the Patriots played a lot of 4-3 defense. In the home win against Buffalo, they used a 3-4. *The Boston Globe*'s Bob Duffy offers an interview with Richard Seymour on the topic and explains that the different fronts will make it more difficult for the Broncos to prepare for Sunday night's game.
Mike Reiss offers The Boston Globe's Patriots Notebook, which includes a story on the clock-killing drive the Patriots used to ice the game against the Jets and news on a few safeties who the Pats are reportedly looking at.
Gerry Callahan of the* Boston Herald* explains why the Patriots aren't off to as slow a start as you might be thinking they are. Evidence? How 'bout their 2-0 record.
John Tomase of the Boston Herald takes a look at the Patriots final drive in last Sunday's game. The Jets had just finished scoring 17 unanswered points, so what did the Pats to in response? Killed the clock with 17 consecutive plays on offense.
A year ago at this time, you might not have known who Rosevelt Colvin was. But if you haven't heard of him yet, you haven't been watching nearly enough football. Since becoming a starter at Denver last October, Colvin has registered seven sacks in 13 games. Albert Breer of the* Boston Herald* has the feature.
That's right. Patriots-Broncos this Sunday. Before you get that chill in your spine remembering their last meeting in the playoffs, be aware that Richard Seymour hasn't forgotten what happened either. John Tomase has the story in the Boston Herald's Patriots Notebook, which also includes notes on Belichick, Dillon and Wright.
*Boston Herald* writer Michael Felger shares his analysis of the Jets game. Check it out to find out who made the grade and who's performance waned.
Ian Clark of *The Union Leader* explains that although the Pats are 2-0, they're still looking for a complete effort. He grades last week's game by position.
Joe McDonald of *The Providence Journal* shares locker room insights into the world of a Patriots rookie. It seems mum's the word for these young guys, even if they're making individual contributions.
*The Providence Journal*'s Patriots Notebook has stories about the aura surrounding the upcoming game, Chad Jackson's debut performance and why Corey Dillon still exemplifies the Patriots mentality.
Alan Greenberg of the *Hartford Courant* explains that the Patriots defense needs to get better at cooling off opposing teams before they have a chance to really heat up.
The *Worcester Telegram & Gazette* reports on the Patriots retro-styling. No not their uniforms, it's their style of play that hearkens back to football's younger days.
*Telegraph *columnist Tom King offers a feature on rookie Chad Jackson, who caught passes and scored a touchdown in his first NFL game last weekend.
Michael Parenti of the *Woonsocket Call* explains that the Patriots are looking for more consistency in upcoming games.