The Patriots released defensive lineman Landon Cohen on Tuesday. Cohen, 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds, went to training camp with the Patriots this past summer but was released on Sept. 3 before being re-signed on Sept. 21. He played in a reserve role last Sunday at Buffalo. Cohen was originally signed by the Patriots on December 22, 2010 and played in two games with one start, finishing with four tackles. He is a veteran of three NFL seasons after spending time with the Detroit Lions (2008-09), Jacksonville Jaguars (2010) and Patriots (2010).

Report Card time and comparing Chad Ochocinco to Carl Crawford is silly, of course -- about $136 million reasons why that doesn't work -- but it strikes me that both have had a tough time adjusting to new teams (and I'll bet you never thought of that -- it's why they pay me, folks).



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FOXBORO -- The day after, there was accountability.



Patriots coach Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on The Big Show Monday, discussing the team's loss to the Bills, their upcoming game against the Raiders, and the NFL Network's two-part documentary on the coach.

Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was not sacked in the Bills' 34-31 victory, but Belichick did not express specific displeasure with the team's pass rush. 

Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork made his weekly appearance on The Big Show Monday, discussing the team's loss Sunday in Buffalo and taking a look ahead to next week's meeting with the 2-1 Raiders.

The Patriots led by a score of 21-0 in the second quarter before the Bills mounted a comeback and won, 34-31. The Bills joined the Packers and Lions as the league's only 3-0 teams, while the Pats fell to 2-1.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who passed for 386 yards and four touchdowns but threw four interceptions in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Bills, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning for his weekly conversation as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday.

Over the first two games of the 2011 season, so many of the yards the Patriots defense had allowed to both San Diego and Miami could be explained away in the context of the game -- that is to say New England held second-half leads and was willing to allow some garbage-time totals that meant not



Chad Ochocinco continued his early season struggles on Sunday in Buffalo, dropping what would have been an easy touchdown in the fourth quarter and running a poor route on a third-quarter Tom Brady interception.

After watching helplessly on the sidelines for the final two minutes as the Bills ran out the clock before the game-winning field goal, Tom Brady said the Patriots would've been better off if the officials didn't overturn Fred Jackson's 39-yard touchdown on a short pass over the middle. Instead, after a review, the Bills had the ball at the Patriots 1-yard line.  

The Bills were able to kill the clock with Ryan Fitzpatrick taking a couple of knees before Rian Lindell's game-winning field goal from 28 yards. 

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he was the one who decided to call a timeout late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Bills. The stoppage ultimately allowed Buffalo to run the clock down and kick a game-winning 28-yard field field goal with three seconds remaining to come away with the 34-31 victory.