Mike Reiss of The Boston Globe* *reports on the Patriots home loss last night to the Broncos. "The big thing is that we got outcoached and outplayed," said Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe has a column analyzing the game. "For the third time in a calendar year, and the fifth time since 2001, the Patriots saw Denver orange and morphed into the US Ryder Cup team, dropping a dreadful 17-7 decision at the hands of the Broncos," says Shaughnessy.
Alan Greenberg of the Hartford Courant* *reports on the loss, writing, "Sometimes, it simply comes down to who you're willing to pay and who you aren't."
Chris Gasper of The Boston Globe reports on the play and apparent frustration of Tom Brady, who's loss came more subtily than the last time the two teams met.
Michael Felger of the Boston Herald* *explains that Brady is in need of receivers.
Kevin McNamara of The Providence Journal also reports on Brady's performance against the Broncos.
Tony Chamberlain of The Boston Globe reports on the Broncos defense, which shut the Patriots down for the first three quarters of last night's game.
Boston Herald columnist Steve Buckley reports that the Patriots running game couldn't get going against the Broncos.
The Globe also reports that the Patriots will play in the first anual China Bowl next August.
John Tomase of the Boston Herald* *reports that if anything could go wrong in the Broncos game, it did. Tomase takes a look at some costly errors and problems that reared their heads in the game.
Tomase reports that Corey Dillon was injured (arm) in the Broncos game and didn't return to the field.
Tony Massarotti of the Boston Herald reports on the Patriots kicking game. Gostkowski had a field goal blocked for the second week in a row. Vinatieri only had three blocked kicks in 10 seasons with the Patriots.
Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports that many on the Patriots defense were disappointed with last night's play. "They put up more points, we didn't put up enough," Seymour said.
Dan Ventura of the Boston Herald reports on Javon Walker, who had two big touchdown plays for the Broncos last night. Apparently, Walker almost landed on the Patriots roster this offseason.
Wideout Doug Gabriel made his first catch in a Patriots uniform last night and scored his first touchdown, reports Albert Breer of the MetroWest Daily News.
Dan Ventura of the Boston Herald picks his favorite play of the game, Javon Walker's first touchdown reception of the game just before the end of the first half. Included are quotes from Shanahan, Walker and Ellis Hobbs, who got beat on the play.
The Herald staff also breaks down the game into 'best' and 'worst' categories.
Shalise Manza Young of The Providence Journal takes a look at Tom Brady, wondering why the Patriots can't solve the Denver jinx. "I just don't think we made enough plays," Brady said with a sigh.
Chris Kennedy of The Republican reports that the 83-yard touchdown pass from Plummer to Walker sealed the deal in the Patriots loss to the Broncos.
The Sun Chronicle's Mark Farinella reports that Mike Shanahan is "in Belichick's head." After the game, Belichick said, "We've got to get back to work and improve in every area."
Tom King of the Nashua Telegraph* *reports that the Patriots simply can't beat the Broncos.
Tim Weisberg of SouthCoastToday.com* *offers a report card on the Patriots play last night.
Albert Breer of the MetroWest Daily News talks with Patriots about the re-opening of the Superdome in Louisiana for Monday's game between the Saints and the Falcons.