While waiting for their once-potent offense to click, the New England Patriots keep knocking off opponents.
The NFL's top offensive team last season edged the New York Jets 13-10 on Thursday night despite getting just nine first downs. Four days earlier, they squeaked past the Buffalo Bills by two points on a field goal with 5 seconds left. Ugly wins, but wins nonetheless.
''We have a long way to go,'' Tom Brady said. ''No one's coming to rescue and save the day, so we've just got to fight through it and have got to work harder and do better and try to be more consistent.''
Five things to know from the Patriots home-opening win:
1. CATCHING ON: Brady knows it will take time to get in sync with his three rookie wide receivers. On Thursday, his most important connection with one of them started the Patriots (2-0) toward their second victory over an AFC East rival. He connected with a wide-open Aaron Dobson for a 39-yard touchdown pass on the first series. The drive covered 81 yard...