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NFL: New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports



  • Jeff Howe reviews the Week 5 film: Pats defense got back to basics and may have found some momentum.
  • Doug Kyed presents his Pats-Bucs film review, including how New England fixed its defensive issues.
  • Jeff Howe details the game stats after breaking down the Pats-Bucs film.
  • Ryan Hannable talks about why Tom Brady is getting hit so much through the first five games.
  • Kevin Duffy appreciates how the running game picked up some momentum thanks to Mike Gillislee and Dion Lewis.
  • Mike Reiss covers the problem areas the Patriots know they have to fix, including penalties and short-yardage running plays.
  • Mark Daniels reports the Patriots are well aware of the need to clean up the penalties.
  • Kevin Duffy points out that Patriots secured that win despite losing the turnover battle, scoring fewer than 20 points, and playing on the road.
  • Mike Reiss clues us in to how the Patriots adjusted their approach without Rob Gronkowski in the lineup Thursday night.
  • Michael Hurley serves up some leftover Patriots thoughts: Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola deftly filling the Edelman gap in a grisly Thursday night game.
  • Doug Kyed agrees that New England probably should have been credited with a safety and handed two more points in the 19-14 win.
  • Mark Daniels believes Dont’a Hightower’s move back to linebacker helped calm the Patriots defense
  • Zack Cox notes Bill Belichick went out of his way to recognize defensive leaders Dont'a Hightower and Devin McCourty following the unit's strong performance.
  • Zack Cox offers up Bill Belichick's explanation as to why Alan Branch was a healthy scratch vs. the Bucs.
  • Dave Brown thinks it's time to appreciate a rare glimpse of the Patriots' humanity. /Written pre-game, but I found it interesting.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Super Clutch: A Danny Amendola appreciation post.
  • Doug Kyed relays Tony Romo explaining why Danny Amendola didn't last with the Cowboys.
  • Mark Schofield (LockedOnPatriots) Finding the mismatch: Brady to White.
  • Mark Schofield (LockedOnPatriots) Key stop: Devin McCourty vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Rich Garven notes Matthew Slater's return coincides with a much-needed victory.
  • Zack Cox reports a now healthy Matthew Slater is encouraged by the team's latest performance.
  • Mike Reiss Patriots Mailbag: Despite same starters, why has Pats' O-line play been spotty?
  • Rich Thompson Patriots Notebook: Danny Amendola comes through again for offense.
  • Mike Reiss looks at the football journey of TE Jacob Hollister. It's been a winding road from his native Oregon to New England.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) NFL Network's 'The Tuck Rule' special is triggering Raider fans again.