The New England Patriots are focused on stopping New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham in Week 10.
The Boston Globe noted the safety play of the New England Patriots as a key to their Week 9 matchup with Washington.
New England LB Dont'a Hightower recorded 10 tackles in Week 7 after returning from a rib injury.
The New England run defense will face a stiff test in Week 7 as they host the New York Jets, who lead the NFL with 146.0 rushing yards per game.
The New England Patriots are allowing 5.86 yards per carry on first down this season.
The New England Patriots head into their Week 4 bye tied for the NFL lead in sacks with 13.
The New England defense is first in the NFL in the sack department, recording 11 sacks through two games.
The Boston Globe listed "limiting the Buffalo rushing offense" as a key to success for the New England defense.
The New England defense sacked Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger three times in the NFL season opener.
The Boston Globe notes the absence of Tarell Brown from New England's final preseason game as evidence that he may be starting at cornerback opposite Malcolm Butler.
The Patriots defense held the Carolina Panthers offense to just 129 yards of total offense on Saturday.