Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork stopped by for a visit with Dale & Holley at Gillette Stadium as part of his weekly Patriots Monday appearance.


Wilfork said he takes positives and negatives from Sunday night's 31-27 victory over the Packers in which the defense had a number of struggles, especially on third down. It wasn't our greatest game," Wilfork acknowledged. "We didn't go our and dominate like we wanted to at times. ... If we play like that going forward, we will get beat."


CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the Patriots' 31-27 victory over the Packers and other NFL news.


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning, only hours after leading the Pats to a 31-27 victory over the Packers at Gillette Stadium.


The Packers started the game with an onside kick that they recovered, and they pushed the Patriots to the limit. "These games are hard to win any way you're looking at them," Brady said. "They played very well. From the opening kickoff I knew that, OK this is going to be one of those games. This is the way it's going to go."


FOXBORO — For a team that had turned in standout performances over the better part of the last month, it was not the Patriots' finest hour.

FOXBORO - Look, what you saw on Sunday night was this: A game the Patriots would not have won without a 71-yard kickoff return by an offensive lineman (Gale Sayers Connolly) and a can of corn surefire INT drop by a future Hall of Famer (I'm thinking Charles Woodson might not open up that bed and breakfast in Foxboro



FOXBORO — Tom Brady always looks to offensive linemen such as Dan Connolly to give him time to pick apart defenses and put points on the board. Sunday night, just before the two-minute warning in the first half, Brady watched from the sideline in stunned amazement as the 6-foot-4, 313-pound right guard gave the Patriots quarterback something totally unexpected — great field position.


FOXBORO-- Following his team's 31-27 loss to the Patriots, a frustrated Donald Driver told reporters that the Patriots are certainly "beatable."


"Yes, they are beatable. That was a proven fact tonight," said Driver. "The last two weeks they've been blowing people out and we came in here and gave them a battle. If we don't turn the ball over and if they don't get that big kick-off return before halftime; they're down seven points. If we don't give those up, we win. So, the biggest thing is we beat ourselves once again."

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork found no reason to apologize for his team's 31-27 victory over the Packers. While the game might have been closer than most expected -- particularly given that Green Bay was playing with backup quarterback Mike Flynn, and not Aaron Rodgers -- Wilfork suggested that any efforts to criticize the manner in which the Patriots won the game missed the point.


Patriots coach Bill Belichick wasn't happy with his team's performance after they pulled out a 31-27 win over the Packers, Sunday night. After crediting the players for, "playing 60 minutes and fighting through some adversity," Belichick added, "It certainly wasn't one of our better games. Obviously I've got to do a much better job preparing the team. We couldn't handle a lot of the basic things that they did. That was disappointing."


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, at the conclusion of his team's 31-27 victory over the Green Bay Packers, expressed relief at his team's narrow escape. He suggested that the Packers defense proved a significant challenge, and that on a night when the offense lacked rhythm, the Patriots were lucky to emerge with a win.