Jeff Howe of The Athletic kicks things off with his game story on the Pats last-play loss, with Cam Newton almost carrying the team to an improbable win. Greg Bedard of Boston Sports Journal thought that the final play call was too predictable. Bedard also offers his game report from the thriller.
Evan Lazar of CLNS Media gives us 10 things we learned from the second game of the season, with the offensive line garnering some praise for the pass protection, though the team was much less effective on the ground.
Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal focused on the tragedy of James White's parents being in a car crash with comments from Matthew Slater. It was terrible news that broke just before the game when it was announced White would be a surprise inactive.
Eric Rueb of the ProJo took a look at Stephon Gilmore's feisty matchup against D.K. Metcalf that ran hot throughout the contest.
Andy Hart of WEEI calls it a good loss for the Patriots, who showed more prowess in the passing game than anyone expected and still showed their signature fight down to the end. Colleague Ryan Hannable has 10 quick thoughts on the game as well. NESN's Doug Kyed sees reasons for optimism as well.
The Boston Herald's Andrew Callahan is another to take a positive glance at the loss, with Cam Newton showing he's ready to lead the Patriots, while Karen Guregian sees the Patriots just a short step away from handling a great team like Seattle.