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Patriots Team Grades: Somehow, Some Way…The Defense Defeats The Buccaneers

07 October 2017

Folk admitted after the loss that he deserves some blame for the defeat, telling reporters, per the Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman, "We left points out there". Use the NFL Mobile app to watch on your phone or tablet. So it's a big challenge for our team: "short week, travel, playing a good team".

With Gronkowski sidelined, Dwayne Allen is expected to get the majority of targets at the tight end position against a Bucs defence that will be without linebackers Kwon Alexander (hamstring) and Lavonte David (ankle), and safeties Keith Tandy and T.J. Ward, who both have injured hips. That's how big of a mess their kicking game has been the last two years, and it's been the difference in several games.

Here's a storyline no one saw coming: The New England Patriots' defense led the way in an ugly 19-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. New England was looking to improve to 3-2 on the season while Tampa Bay wanted a win to move to 2-2. 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. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter diplomatically said on All Access.

And the third miss... yikes. He was also sacked three times by the Tampa Bay defense, and was on the ground enough during the first half that it started to become worrisome with each time he had to rise to his feet. "Over and over again!" He went 0-3 on the night, missing field goals of 56, 49 and 31 yards out in chronological order.

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"Just a bad decision on my part, " Winston said. But primetime regular-season football is a different animal than camp and preseason.

-SPECIAL TEAMS: F - No matter how good P Bryan Anger was, K Nick Folk was awful, missing three more field goals.

Well, releasing Folk seems like the first step.

While he said he is not concerned about losing his job just yet, Folk admitted he has let the team down. "We knew we had to play better, and we're going to try to continue to build off this win, get a nice little weekend off and get ready for the Jets next week".

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"[General manager] Jason Licht and I had a brief conversation afterwards". And clearly this organization has trouble spotting good kickers! As more of a one-dimensional attack, it has allowed opponents to have a better read on when to dial up pressure.

Coming out of the locker room, the Buccaneers had no juice and went three-and-out, which New England responded to with another field goal to cap off an eight-play drive. The Patriots are 2-2 straight up (SU), but have only covered just once this season. But the more worrisome folks in Tampa were on the opposing sideline.

This game is more of a can't-loss and a win keeps the Bills at least a game ahead of the Patriots come Week 6.

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Kershaw allowed four homers overall tonight, but he otherwise seemed to dominate with location and sharp breaking stuff. L.A. center fielder Chris Taylor led off the game with a single, which was followed by a Corey Seager walk.

RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. Tampa Bay.