FOXBORO — First, let’s start with the most obvious point: They are young.



Speaking after the Patriots' 38-30 win over the Bills Sunday at Gillette Stadium, Randy Moss spoke for the first time regarding his decision to wear injured teammate Kevin Faulk's No. 33 during practice leading up to the Buffalo game.

 

"That's my boy. I just wanted to put his jersey on just to represent him," Moss said. "There wasn't nothing behind it, really."

 

Speaking after his team's 38-30 win over the Bills Sunday at Gillette Stadium, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said that no matter how his team accomplished it, the victory was a solid one and provides much-needed momentum heading into the Pats' Monday night showdown with the Dolphins.

 

After criticizing the Gillette Stadium crowd for not being boisterous enough, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he was impressed with the fans throughout the Patriots' 38-30 win over the Bills. "I thought they were great. I really did. I thought they were into it. They were loud. That's a great advantage for us when the crowd's loud. I thought they were really into it. There was some musket fire today so that got it pretty loud."

 

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns, including a pair to Randy Moss, and Danny Woodhead and BenJarvus Green-Ellis each ran for a score as the Patriots fended off the Bills, 38-30, Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. 

 

FOXBORO -- Cornerback Terrence Wheatley [foot], OL Quinn Ojinnaka and WR Taylor Price lead the list of Patriots inactives. 

 

Also inactive for the Patriots are DL Brandon Deaderick, LB Dane Fletcher, OL Nick Kaczur, DL Kyle Love and OL Steve Maneri. 

 

The Patriots announced late Saturday night that they have have added linebacker Brandon Spikes to the injury report with a calf injury. His official status for the game is probable. The rookie linebacker, who has started the first two games of the 2010 season, has 12 tackles and one pass defensed. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/Patriots.

The Patriots announced Saturday they have promoted outside linebacker Shawn Crable to the 53-man roster. The 6-foot-5, 243-pound Crable, who was taken with the 78th overall pick in the 2008 draft, has spent his entire career with the Patriots, but has yet to play in a single regular-season game. Crable was sidelined by a shin injury in 2008 that landed him on injured reserve, and last season, a groin injury left him on the IR for the entire year. Crable fills the roster spot that opened when running back Kevin Faulk was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL earlier this week.

According to multiple sources within the Providence Police Department, Patriots defensive back Bret Lockett was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with disorderly and failure to move. Lockett was released a few hours later, and a source indicated he has a court date set for next month.

So how do the Patriots cope with the devastating loss of Kevin Faulk? How do they bounce back from a horrific second half against the Jets? And how do the Patriots manage not to take the 0-2 Bills lightly?  Here is everything that has happened leading into Sunday's game, and what you might need to know to prepare for the big game on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Gillette Stadium:

 

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