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Curran's Keys: Exploit mismatches against Bills

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Curran's Keys: Exploit mismatches against Bills

Tom Curran offers his keys to New England's game against the Bills.

Ball control is always important, but with a fierce Buffalo pass rush, Tom Brady will need to make very quick and very smart decisions with the ball.

Last week against Buffalo, Tom Brady did a great job of finding the best matchups and exploiting them. Brandon Lloyd saw a heavy load of the offense and Wes Welker put up Welker-like number. The Patriots will need to find the mismatch this week and exploit it.

The secondary was porous last week against the Ravens and the same can't be true again this week. The cornerbacks can't let Bills receivers get behind them or it's going to be a long day.

Have the offseason changes negatively affected the Patriots locker room?

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Have the offseason changes negatively affected the Patriots locker room?

The Patriots improve their record to 4-2 with a win over the Jets, but there are still a lot of concerning factors for New England. Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen talk about something the team isn't used to - close games.

Giardi also dives into whether there is a major problem with the locker room dynamic, and whether all the moves they made in the offseason were blown way out of proportion by the media and fans of the talent added, but didn't factor in the personalities they lost.

Koppen and Giardi also look at how the offensive line play has fallen off, despite the same personnel as last year. Finally, discussing the late scratch of Stephon Gilmore due to a concussion. Anything to read into the timing?