FOXBORO -- They certainly aren't the 1985 Bears. And they have a long way to go to compare to the Patriots of the early aughts. But things are starting to turn for New England's defense.
The sprained ankle Patriots rookie defensive end Chandler Jones is dealing with will likely cause him to miss Sunday's game at Miami.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick gave the expected answer when asked about his latest suspended player.
FOXBORO -- The importance of special teams play should not be judged by how often Bill Belichick is asked about it.
FOXBORO -- Jermaine Cunningham's four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances came down early Monday afternoon.