A positive storyline is emerging amid the injury-induced rubble of this 2008 Patriots season.
   
We're getting to see a glimpse of the future.
   



MICHAEL FELGER

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Speier: Moss is still the man




Five quick thoughts from Thursday night…



KIRK MINIHANE

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Things that make me want to puke and things that give me a pleasant tingle down my leg (yes there are some) after the Patriots’ ridiculous, 34-31 overtime loss to the Jets at Gillette Stadium Thursday night:

Puke:

The Patriots pass defense.



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New England coach Bill Belichick has redefined the term “plug and play” – applying the concept to flesh-and-blood players with the same detached irony that your office IT department treats its leased desktop computers.



KERRY BYRNE

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There are only a few sure bets in the NFL.



KERRY BYRNE

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What a weird bag, folks. I don’t know what’s going on, whether it’s the dog days of the football season, a post-election freak out or just that time of the month, but we’re all over the place this week.



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The worst bit of Patriots news since you-know-who got hurt eight minutes into the season came down Sunday night.

Yes, the Adalius Thomas arm injury is an absolute killer.



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FOXBORO – How far can the Patriots go the rest of the way? I think it comes down to two essential factors:

1. Can they continue to cover up for a shaky secondary?
2. Can the offense start scoring from the red zone?
   



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 CBS play-by-play man Dick Enberg called the ability of New England's wide receivers to toe the sidelines “delicious.” If you’re a fan of the Patriots, that was virtually the only thing that created an uneasy feeling after your