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Stephen Gostkowski on tough outing vs. Dolphins: 'Today just sucked'

Stephen Gostkowski on tough outing vs. Dolphins: 'Today just sucked'

The New England Patriots dominated virtually every aspect of the game on Sunday afternoon in their 43-0 victory against the Miami Dolphins. However, not everything was perfect for the team in the massive win.

Kicker Stephen Gostkowski struggled badly against the Dolphins. The long-time Patriots kicker missed two extra points and a 48-yard field goal. The five missed points didn't matter in this game, but they could matter in a game down the line.

That said, Gostkowski owned his mistakes after the game and said that Sunday just wasn't his day.

"I stink today," Gostkowski said to Kevin Duffy of The Boston Herald. "Not my day. It was pretty terrible on my part. Today just sucked."

Gostkowski will have to hope that today's performance doesn't carryover moving forward, but he doesn't have a lot to worry about. He has posted some clunkers over the course of his career, but he has converted at least 84 percent of his field goals while missing just six PATs over the course of the past seven seasons. He should get back on the right track moving forward.

Kickers can often struggle to start the season if they aren't in rhythm. And even former Patriots kicker and one of the best in NFL history, Adam Vinatieri, may consider retirement after a rocky start for the Indianapolis Colts. But so long as Gostkowski doesn't let one bad game rattle him, the Patriots aren't likely to have a kicker conundrum anytime soon.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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