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vs. Buf
W 24-12
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vs. NYJ
W 38-3
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vs. LAC
W 41-28
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W 37-31
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Patriots' defense back on track heading into Super Bowl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) It took an entire regular season and some tough losses, but the Patriots defense finally likes where it is at heading into its Super Bowl matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.

It hasn't been perfect, but after a slow start to 2018 and fighting to find an identity following the departure of defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, the Patriots have found stability for a group that gave up 25 or more points five times through its first 10 games.

The Patriots rarely revisit the past, but on Wednesday linebacker Kyle Van Noy said that part of their issues early on had roots in their Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia last February.

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AFC East Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New England 1150.688
Miami 790.438
Buffalo 6100.375
New York 4120.250
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: T. Brady4355
Pass TDs: T. Brady29
Rush Yds: S. Michel931
Rush TDs: S. Michel6
Rec Yds: J. Edelman850
Rec TDs: J. White7
Int: D. Harmon4
Sacks: T. Flowers7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6295 (5)
Passing Yards: 4405 (9)
Rushing Yards: 2037 (5)
Points per game: 27.3 (4)
Yards per game: 393.4 (5)
Touchdowns: 47 (9)
Field Goals: 27 (12)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5746 (21)
Passing Yards: 4181 (21)
Rushing Yards: 1803 (11)
Points per game: 20.3 (7)
Yards per game: 359.1 (21)
Touchdowns: 36 (11)
Field Goals: 25 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/8 S. Anderson active/prac. squad
1/8 D. Skipper pract. squad add
1/8 A. Howard pract. squad add
1/8 J. Hollister on IR hamstring
12/24 T. Weathersby pract. squad del
12/21 U. Kamalu active/prac. squad
12/21 T. Adams pract. squad add
12/20 J. Gordon suspended Indefinite (NFL Substance Abuse Policy)
12/19 T. Weathersby pract. squad add
11/26 M. Tobin cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/13 D. Wise Jr. ankle (Questionable)
1/8 J. Hollister hamstring (IR)
12/30 D. Allen knee (Questionable)
12/30 J. Hollister hamstring (Out)
12/30 B. King knee (Questionable)
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