Originally posted on Patriots Extra  |  Last updated 10/28/12
  The New England Patriots weren’t pretty last Sunday, but they were able to survive a tough divisional game against the New York Jets 29-26 in overtime. The defense gave up a ton of yards, but it was Rob Ninkovich’s sack and forced fumble in overtime that sealed the victory. Now, without tight end Aaron Hernandez, the Patriots will make a trip across the pond for an international football game against a tough defensive opponent. Will the Patriots find a way to close out games consistently starting this week especially with their bye coming up next week? The St. Louis Rams have undergone a culture change under new head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher’s team is 3-4, but has struggled to score on offense with quarterback Sam Bradford. They only average about 19 points per game and 315 total yards a game (28th in the NFL). Their defense has a lot of good, young players like defensive end Chris Long (4 sacks) and linebacker James Laurinaitis (team leading 69 tackles). However, th...
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