The Patriots have come a long way since Sept. 29 in Kansas City. And no one knows this more than owner Robert Kraft.

Patriots safety Devin McCourty checked in with Middays with MFB on Thursday to discuss the state of the team as they enter their bye week. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Darrelle Revis and the Patriots have done well to limit the deep ball this season.</p>
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It will be a busy summer off the field for some Patriots players as a few are scheduled to appear in two movies scheduled to come out.

WIth no Patriots game this week, see how the Broncos can bounce back from their loss to the Patriots last week. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)



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FOXBORO — It was a slow and sluggish start for the Patriots, but New England heads into the bye week on a five-game winning streak, one that includes a 43-21 victory over the Broncos last Sunday.

FOXBORO — Before cutting loose for five days with this being the team’s bye week, the Patriots held one last practice on the grass fields behind Gillette Stadium on Wednesday. The practice was held with full pads.

FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski has been on a tear the last five games — catching 36 passes for 516 yards and five touchdowns and with those stats it’€™s no surprise the P

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week by the National Football League for his performance in the Patriots’€™ 43-21 victory over the Broncos last Sunday, the league announced Wednesday morning.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski is a big reason the Patriots offense is headed in the right direction.</p>
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