Tom Brady and the offense still have work to do. (USA TODAY Images)
Patriots Report Card: Defense sets the tone – Ron Borges: Borges gives his grades from Sunday’s game, which he felt was just an average performance by Tom Brady.
Patriots Notebook: Reputation takes a hit – Jeff Howe: Howe has an article on the fact that Brady held onto the ball just long enough to make a few key plays Sunday, that lead to a few tough hits that he absorbed.
Patriots-Vikings: 5 takeaways from the game – Jeff Howe: Howe gives his five thoughts from Sunday, which also saw Brady be “oddly disconnected” after the contest.
Expect slow progress from Patriots offense – Christopher Gasper: Gasper has an article on the offense, which he writes still has problems to fix.
Cameron Fleming’s versatility draws praise – Anthony Gulizia: Gulizia files his notebook this morning, which leads off with a bit on offensive lineman Cameron Fleming and his performance during Sunday’s game.
Patriots offense is dysfunctional right now – Ben Volin: Volin files his “On Football” column this morning and takes a closer look at what’s wrong with New England’s offense.
Getting to know the Oakland Raiders – Mike Reiss: Reiss gives a quick rundown on the Raiders, who the Patriots will face this Sunday.
Penalties, missed chances irk Brady – Lee Schechter: Schecter has an article with notes from Brady’s appearance on WEEK, and the quarterback explained some of the issues on offense.
Pats’ 1st-quarter review: Jones on edge - Mike Reiss: Reiss goes back through the first quarter and points out some key points in the first quarter, including the results in the change in Chandler Jones’ role in the game plan.
Patriots’ 2nd-quarter review: Blocked FG – Mike Reiss: Reiss looks at the second quarter, and writes that Jones’ effort on the blocked field goal was ‘an exemplary individual effort’.
Patriots’ 3rd-quarter review: Brady’s glove – Mike Reiss: Reiss writes that in the third quarter Brady appeared to switch to a new glove on his left non-throwing hand for the start of the quarter.
Patriots’ 4th-quarter review: Stork time – Mike Reiss: Reiss looks at the performance of Bryan Stork, who entered the game in the final quarter of play on Sunday.
Usage of dime helps Ebner break through – Mike Reiss: Reiss highlights Nate Ebner in this entry, who is seeing more time so far this year on defense.
The Film Don’t Lie: Patriots – Mike Reiss: Reiss takes a look at what the Patriots must fix in this entry.
So far, Brady only has eyes for Edelman – Lee Schechter: Schechter has an article on the fact that Brady needs to distribute the football to players other than Edelman.
Vikings, Norv Turner Kept It Simple For Patriots In New England‚Äôs Win – Doug Kyed: Kyed looks at Sunday’s game and writes that Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner’s game plan was pretty straightforward.
‘Rock’ Steady: Julian Edelman Focused on Imporoving Every Week – Christopher Price: Price has an article on Edelman, who knows there are more than enough rocks to go around.
Ask PFW: Does Brady not trust his receivers? – Erik Scalavino: Scalavino has his mailbag for this week that looks at a variety of topics, including why Brady wasn’t able to spread the ball around Sunday.
Nitpicks & Nitwits: Errors keeping Patriots from elite status – John Rooke: Rooke has a good read this morning on what he feels are some of the problems the Patriots need to fix.
Patriots had their way with Vikings on both sides of the ball – Kevin McNamara: McNamara has an article on Sunday’s game, which was a nice change following a week where they were pushed around by the Dolphins.
McCourty: Whenever you get a pick, you look for Wilfork - Devin McCourty appeared on CSNNE’s “Quick Slants” and pointed out that when he picks off a pass he looks for Vince Wilfork as the “lead blocker”.
Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola Failing to Live Up to Expectations with Patriots – James Christensen: Our friend from NEPatriotsDraft.com has a good read this morning on the fact that neither receiver, thus far, has been productive in the offense in 2014.
Tom Brady shines on touchdown toss – Rich Garven: Garven files his notes, which leads off talking about the 9-yard strike to Julian Edelman at the end of the first half.
Patriots are showing improvement – Rich Garven: Garven writes that the Patriots managed to overcome a sluggish start and followed it up with playing much better in week two.