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The Patriots are allowing 4.99 yards per rush this season, their worst mark in 20 seasons under Bill Belichick.

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  • Patriots FB James Develin, who made the Pro Bowl in 2017, was beaten out this year by Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman.
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  • A light year for Patriots Pro Bowlers, with just two: QB Tom Brady and CB Stephon Gilmore. Brady's NFL-record tying 14th Pro Bowl berth. For Gilmore, his second.
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  • As OT Eric Smith moves on from Patriots practice squad to Jets active roster -- where he sees a greater opportunity for playing time -- he shares some thoughts.
    Nothing but grateful..! For both organizations?? https://t.co/JdgNZEMFDW
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  • The Jets have signed Patriots practice-squad OT Eric Smith to their 53-man roster. The Patriots had been paying Smith a salary ($340,000) as if he was on the 53-man roster.
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  • Breakdown here from Brian highlights one of the themes from the Patriots locker room Monday: Before they can beat another team, they have to stop beating themselves. Players believe they have it in them to correct it.
    .@patriots @NFL and before you stick a fork in this team please go back and study this game carefully. Lots of mistakes by a cauldron of players. They have a long long history of cleaning up those mistakes. #BaldysBreakdowns https://t.co/AnXVsCzmsO
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  • Shawn Smith has been assigned as referee for Sunday’s Patriots-Bills game. He is No. 14 in your officials’ program. Smith was promoted to referee in 2018. His crew averages the second-most penalties called per game this season (18.6).
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  • Bill Belichick on Tom Brady’s decision-making on final third-down play: “I would certainly not second-guess his judgment.”
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  • Story: The Patriots seemed willing to concede some rushing yards Sunday in a game-plan that had some similarities to Bill Belichick's gem from Super Bowl XXV, but nonetheless, run defense remains an area of concern for the team. https://t.co/V4yn9Z25Xo
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  • On holding penalties against the Patriots, center David Andrews said it has nothing to do with officials calling it tight. "We have to block better," he said. "You can't sit there and hope and pray they don't call something, or call something. It's not anyone's fault but ours."
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  • Summing up the mood/tenor of Patriots locker room today: Players hard on themselves, and accountable for too much "bad football", but also steadfast in belief that they can turn things around. No shortage of confidence.
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