Attrition already. It’s hitting teams in both the Patriots’ division and the AFC hierarchy. New England – as has been noted – suffered its own losses in the summer.
Alabama may be the powerhouse in college football these days, but it is a state school in New Jersey that has fostered a plethora of NFL talent.
It's too soon to tell if Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is backpedaling harder now than he will be on Sunday, but there's a good chance.
The Patriots didn't even have to finish their game against the Texans before they got some bulletin board material for their next game against the Ravens.