FOXBORO — The Patriots are holding out hope for the best possible news for injured running back Dion Lewis.

FOXBORO — The Patriots are holding their breath on two key offensive components after injuries Sunday.

FOXBORO — The Patriots stayed perfect on Sunday, routing the Redskins by a score of 27-10 and improving to 8-0 on the year in front of a chilled-out Gillette Stadium crowd.

FOXBORO — The Patriots will be without linebacker Jamie Collins as they take on the Redskins at Gillette Stadium.

The linebacker showed up on the injury report Saturday afternoon with an illness. He was ruled out when the inactives came out before Sunday’s game.

FOXBORO — For the first time this year, a true touch of fall will be the air at Gillette Stadium as the Patriots look to remain perfect against the injury-riddled and short-handed Redskins.

FOXBORO — The Washington Redskins better be ready to play a game of keep away in their effort to shock the Patriots and keep the game close.

The Patriots and Redskins have made late changes to their respective injury reports that could have a big impact on Sunday’s game at Gillette Stadium.

After missing the first seven games of the season, Bryan Stork is ready to make his debut on Sunday.

The second-year center, who suffered a strained neck and concussion symptoms late in the preseason, was activated off the injured reserve list on Saturday in time to be active for Sunday’s game against the Redskins.

The Patriots are expected to place veteran offensive lineman Ryan Wendell on season-ending injured reserve Saturday to make room for the return of second-year center Bryan Stork, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

FOXBORO — Jabaal Sheard and Marcus Cannon have been ruled out for a third straight game as the Patriots prepare to take on the Redskins Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

Sheard (ankle) and Cannon (toe) both suffered injuries against the Colts