No 'rash decisions' on cutting K Nick Folk

CURB APPEAL The Patriots plane parked in its new spot at TF Green. Proponents of the deal between the airport and the professional football team hope that having the jet parked at TF Green will help boost interest in the airport

CURB APPEAL The Patriots plane parked in its new spot at TF Green. Proponents of the deal between the airport and the professional football team hope that having the jet parked at TF Green will help boost interest in the airport

The Patriots are used to dramatic endings by now. New England accumulated 108 penalty yards on 12 accepted penalty flags, and the team committed back-to-back roughing the passer penalties when the game otherwise would have gone to halftime. The Patriots are ranked last defensively and the Buccaneers are 30th. It certainly wasn't a great showing as Tampa Bay still had more than 400 yards of total offense, but this was a much better game from the defense than what they've shown all season.

I've seen too many games of Tom Brady's over the years. He struggles with his accuracy and decision making, which is why he's thrown 36 picks in 36 career games. However, despite their less than overwhelming record, they have managed to claim their status as the No. 1 offense in the National Football League through the opening month. Brandin Cooks is starting to look like he is going to be a superstar with Brady throwing him the ball and Rob Gronkowski has stayed pretty healthy so far this season which is huge.

New England is coming off a loss.

Even the good teams win ugly, especially on Thursday Night Football. But on Thursday night they were not. Nick Folk, the team's hand-picked replacement for draft bust Roberto Aguayo, missed three field goals in what could be his last game in a Bucs uniform.

Winston? He was continually off his mark, often overthrowing receivers until padding stats on the last two drives of desperation.

Worst jump: Brandon Bolden inexplicably ran across the line of scrimmage for an offsides call to give the Bucs a first down in a punting situation in the third quarter. But the more worrisome folks in Tampa were on the opposing sideline. Now 2-2 on the season, the Bucs couldn't pull it off until their final desperation drives.

After opening the game with eight consecutive passes, the Pats went to the ground on their third possession, as Gillislee, Lewis and White combined for 54 yards on seven carries, highlighted by Lewis' 31-yard scamper. Odd use of the third person aside, he should be right. "We don't have to play flawless all the time to get a win", McCourty added. That has to improve or Brady may not make it through the season. With 8 receptions for 77 yards, Amendola made the type of chain moving plays that his good pal Julian Edelman made. His workload should only increase from here.

The offensive line has taken their fair share of criticism in Tampa Bay, but they got the job done against the defending Super Bowl champs, giving Winston more than enough time to make plays down the field. He was sacked at least 2 times tonight (Nate Solder was obviously not healthy to start at Left Tackle tonight).

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