Haynesworth listed as questionable for Sunday

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Haynesworth listed as questionable for Sunday

The Patriots were without five players at Friday's practice, including Albert Haynesworth, who did not practice for the third day in a row due to a back injury. He is now listed as questionable for Sunday afternoon's game against the Buffalo Bills.

Tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee), tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) and defensive lineman Mike Wright (concussion) were all out. All three will not play on Sunday.

The limited participants were safety Patrick Chung (hand), cornerback Ras-I Dowling (hip), linebacker Gary Guyton (hamstring), linebacker Jerod Mayo (thigh), punter Zoltan Mesko (left knee), receiver Taylor Price (hamstring) and offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (calf). All are questionable for Sunday's game.

Cornerback Kyle Arrington (concussion), safety Josh Barrett (thumb), cornerback Leigh Bodden (hand) and linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb) were all full participants and are listed as probable.

For the Bills, cornerback Terrence McGee (hamstring), linebacker Kirk Morrison (hamstring), receiver Roscoe Parrish (ankle) and guard Kraig Urbik (knee) were all out. All four will not play against the Patriots.

Receiver Stevie Johnson (groin), defensive end Spencer Johnson (hip), and defensive back Torell Troup (back) were all full participants and are listed as probable.

Gostkowski named AFC special teams player of week

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Gostkowski named AFC special teams player of week

FOXBORO -- It's been an uncharacteristically erratic season for Stephen Gostkowski, but on Sunday the Patriots Pro Bowl kicker was dialed in. And his four field-goal performance against Los Angeles earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. It is the second time this season and the fifth time in his career that Gostkowski has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, having also won the award after the first game of the season at Arizona. 

Gostkowski's missed four field goals so far this season. He hasn't missed four in a year since 2012 when he missed six field goals. He's also missed three extra points. While the Patriots were a little downcast about the inability of their offense to close out drives against the Rams, an ancillary benefit was undoubtedly Gostkowski having a day that should boost his confidence going forward. 

Belichick shares Pearl Harbor thoughts on 75th anniversary of the attack

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Belichick shares Pearl Harbor thoughts on 75th anniversary of the attack

FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick's connection to the Navy has been well-chronicled in this space and others, and so it comes as little surprise that he gladly took the opportunity to discuss Pearl Harbor and its aftermath when given the opportunity during a press conference Wednesday, the 75th anniversary of the attack. 

"Yeah, pretty big day in our history," Belichick said. "Certainly in Naval history. But for me, the lesson on Pearl Harbor, and for us as a team and individually, I'd say, is not what happened on Dec. 7 -- although there was a lesson there -- but the response.

"What the response was from our nation, from our military, from our civilians, from our population, to battle the world on two fronts and win both of them. Think of what this country did under [President Franklin Delano] Roosevelt's leadership, as well as multiple military leaders, and then go fight in Europe and go fight in Southeast Asia and Japan, the response to what happened on Dec. 7, 1941 is pretty impressive.

"I remember my dad talking a lot about that, when it happened, when he found out, then when he went to the Navy and went to Great Lakes, and then eventually went to Europe and eventually went to Okinawa. It was a tough time for this country, but it was a great example of the Patriotism of our citizens, men, women, fighting together, pulling together and being victorious in a lot of different ways.

"It's special. Special day . . . Tough day for the Navy, though, but they responded. They bounced back. Battle of Midway, that was really a huge turning point. Had it not gone on the way it did. I don't know, it probably would've been a longer fight." 

Before delving into his response, Belichick mentioned that documentary filmmaker and former WJAR sports reporter Tim Gray, who once covered the Patriots, has done a great deal of work on World War II. Gray's latest documentary, "Remember Pearl Harbor," will debut on 125 PBS stations throughout the country today.