Our CSNNE Patriots postgame show crew breaks down the Patriots' 52-28 victory over the Bills in Buffalo in which a 35-0 second-half run put the game away.
Despite the victory there were some concerns over the defense and over kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who missed two first-half field goals. His inconsistent performance is making Ty Law and Troy Brown wonder if there's a confidence problem for the kicker.
One member of the defense that Law and Brown aren't concerned about is linebacker Brandon Spikes. He was Law's MVP of the game and Brown went so far as to dub him, "the best linebacker against the run in the NFL."
From Buffalo, Mike Giardi and Tom Curran talk about how the team was teetering on the edge of falling to 1-3 after a disappointing first half, and then falling behind 21-7 at the start of the third quarter. A half-hour later, they were in control of the game after the offensive outburst.
Mike Giardi, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss Jamie Collins' absence, and Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola's recovery from injuries.
Jimmy Garoppolo, who will start the first four weeks, talks to the media today about trying to take advantage of the opportunity.
You might want to change plans if you were hoping to attend Patriots training camp on Friday morning. The team says there's a chance practice will be moved indoors and closed to the public because of potential thunderstorms.
"The forecast for Friday, July 29 is calling for rain, heavy at times, with a chance of thunderstorms," the release said. "While the team plans on practicing as scheduled from 9:15-11:30 a.m. on the training camp practice fields behind Gillette Stadium, we would like to warn any fans planning to attend that thunderstorms could force the team to practice inside their Empower Field House at a moment’s notice."
If there are updates or changes made to the schedule, they'll be posted on Patriots.com/trainingcamp and on the training camp information line at 508-549-0001.