Not bad when you consider all the scrutiny the team has taken in the last couple weeks. It was a complete effort against the Buccaneers with both the offense and defense getting the job done.
Here are your Gold Stars and Penalty Flags from Week 3:
The Gold Stars
- Chandler Jones gets a gold star. They are lining Chandler up all over the line and he’s making a difference each week. He racked up another sack to give him three on the season. Jones is playing big-boy football and has become nearly unguardable 1-on-1. Opponents are finally talking about the Pats’ defensive pressure, and when they do Chandler’s name is a big part of it.
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- Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thomkins both get gold stars. The rookie wide receivers showed what they can do against Tampa Bay with Dobson moving the chains and Thompkins catching the touchdowns. With a couple games under their belts, maybe the young ones have found their roles.
- Stephen Gostkowski gets a gold star "
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