FOXBORO -- Sure there was pressure. But was Stephen Gostkowski scared when he lined up a game-winning 42-yard field goal to beat the Cardinals as time wound down on their Week 2 game against the Patriots?
Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson thinks he might have been.
"We put a lot of pressure on a lot of field goal teams," said Peterson, who flew in for a block attempt as Gostkowski got the kick got away. "I think he was a little scared of us, honestly, that is why he pushed it left."
Andre Roberts piled on the Patriots kicker, too.
"He is a kicker," Roberts said. "It is his job to make the field goal and he missed the field goal. We have a really good field goal block team and I think that may have been in the back of his mind. You never know."
For the Patriots' part, they had Gostkowski's back.
"I mean, you miss kicks, you throw interceptions, you fumble the ball, you miss tackles," Tom Brady said. "Over the course of a long season, those things happen. Theres no one play that lost the game; we did a lot of things that allowed us to lose this game. We had a lot of opportunity out there to make more plays than we did. Hopefully it never comes down to a 42-yard field goal at the end. Hopefully we do a better job on offense so its not that kind of game at the end."
Said Rob Gronkowski: "Stephen does a great job. He kicked four great field goals to keep us in the game. The loss is not on him. The loss could be on me. I got that penalty at the end holding the guy. You can't have things like that happen. It's definitely not on Stephen. He's a great kicker and a great player."
BOSTON -- Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's fiancee testified in his double-murder trial Thursday that she learned to keep her mouth shut and "not to ask any questions" in certain situations.
Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez testified against Hernandez under a grant of immunity from prosecutors. She and Hernandez have a 4-year-old daughter. She said she took Hernandez's last name in 2015.
Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting two men in Boston in July 2012 after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. He is also charged with witness intimidation in the shooting of Alexander Bradley, allegedly to silence him about the killings.
Jenkins-Hernandez repeatedly said she could not recall details about conversations with Hernandez after the 2012 killings and after Bradley's shooting in 2013.
She said she didn't ask Hernandez for details about Bradley's shooting, even though Hernandez and Bradley were close friends.
"[Bradley] was not my friend . . . Yes, it's a sad situation [but] why should I press about something like that?" she said.
Jenkins-Hernandez also said she did not recall getting a call from Hernandez at 2:37 a.m. on July 16, 2012, minutes after prosecutors say Hernandez shot Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado as they sat in a car at a stop light in Boston. Prosecutors said phone records show a 17-second call from Hernandez to her at that time.
Hernandez has denied shooting the men. His lawyer told the jury during opening statements that Bradley shot the men over a drug deal.
Bradley testified he saw Hernandez shoot the men. He also said Hernandez shot him in the face months later after he made a remark about the Boston shootings.
Hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted in the 2013 killing of a man who was dating the sister of Jenkins-Hernandez.
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald talks with Toucher and Rich about the report that the Patriots inquired what the price would be to acquire Seahawks Pro Bowl corner Richard Sherman via trade.