FOXBOROUGH (AP) - The New England Patriots defense has a familiar
look that they hoped they wouldn't see again.
In the third game this season last Sunday, the defense that allowed the
second most yards in the NFL last year gave up 503 in a 31-30 loss at the
Baltimore Ravens. The Patriots lost on a last-play field goal after leading
In the third game last season, they led 21-0 but lost 34-31 on another field
goal, also on the last play.
The opponent then was the Bills in Buffalo. On Sunday, the Patriots will
play the Bills again in front of the raucous Buffalo fans.
There's one big difference. Then the Patriots went into the game at 2-0. Now
they're trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak in 10 years.