SURVIVE AND ADVANCE
Quite a yawner for the Pats after an exciting Denver game last week. With very little pregame hype and a holiday thrown in, there was no buzz for this one. Yet like last week, it was another close win for these Patriots. And once again they got down early and had to rally, but rally they did. It was just enough defensively to get the job done and a nod goes to Stephen Gostkowski for nailing some low-percentage kicks in high pressure situations. With three quarters of the season gone this team is in great position to get a bye, but with the way they're playing 'D' right now, a playoff run is looking like it might be short.