Originally written on Foxboro Blog  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Last week, the game looked bleak for the New England Patriots (5-1) against the New Orleans Saints. Even without Aqib Talib, Vince Wilfork, and Jerod Mayo, the Patriots were still able to make two crucial stops on defense in the 4th quarter. Then, Tom Brady did his usual clutch touchdown drive in the final 1:10 of the game to squeak out a 30-27 win. The injury news isn't much better for the Patriots this week. Mayo is out for the season after having surgery for a torn pectoral muscle. Talib is going to miss this week as well with a hip injury. As for the offense, wide receiver Danny Amendola and center Dan Connolly will most likely miss this week with a concussion. But, there is good news. Rob Gronkowski is finally cleared to play on Sunday. This is great news for the Patriots as Tom Brady will get back a reliable pass catching option. Plus, Gronk will use the middle of the field to allow the other Patriots' receivers to have room to catch passes on the outside. This...
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