The Patriots suffered a loss last night, but not the worst kind given encouraging news on Gronk. The focus now should be on getting in position for January, writes Bill Barnwell.
There are 23 officials with two or fewer years of experience in the NFL. Could that be the reason for the increase in high-profile mistakes?
More Patriots injuries forced Scott Chandler to play a season-high 54 snaps in Sunday night's loss to Denver.
Frank Gore struggled for the second straight Sunday against Tampa Bay, finishing with 24 yards on 19 carries.
Adrian Peterson faced plenty of eight-man fronts against Atlanta, but it didn't seem to slow him down on Sunday.
Calvin Johnson still owns the NFL's single-season receiving record and is approaching his sixth straight 1,000-yard season.