Was Friday's performance a wake-up call for Pats?

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Was Friday's performance a wake-up call for Pats?

Sure, it's just preseason, but they wouldn't play the games at all if there wasn't a point to it. The Patriots, for the most part, haven't looked great thus far. They particularly didn't look good in the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, prompting head coach Bill Belichick to go off on just about every aspect of his team's play.

But even go back to last year -- as Mazz does -- and look at the teams they beat and lost to. There aren't a lot of great wins on that schedule, while they lost to a few solid teams including the Giants twice.

So, is there enough to look at dating back to last season to make you concerned?

Let us know in the comments section.

Patriots-Rams inactives: Slater, Coleman, Richards out

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Patriots-Rams inactives: Slater, Coleman, Richards out

FOXBORO -- The inactive lists for today's Patriots-Rams game:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
S Jordan Richards
WR Matthew Slater
DL Woodrow Hamilton
RB D.J. Foster
T LaAdrian Waddle
DL Darius Kilgo
CB Justin Coleman

PATRIOTS-RAMS PREGAME

LOS ANGELES RAMS
WR Tavon Austin
DE Robert Quinn
QB Sean Mannion
TE Temarrick Hemingway
OL Rodger Saffold
DB Steve Williams
OL Pace Murphy