senior writer Vic Carucci joined The Big Show on Friday and, having attended both of the Patriots' games this season, said that, "'concerned' would be the right word to use" regarding the team's play in the second half. Last week, the Patriots were outscored 18-0 by the Jets in a 28-14 loss at the Meadowlands.


With a home game this week against Buffalo, Carucci said the Patriots will not have the opportunity to truly answer the questions people are asking about them because the Bills have "gone backwards a lot" last season. 

Bills star linebacker Paul Posluszny will miss his second straight game after injuring his knee in the season-opening loss to the Dolphins. Here is Buffalo's complete injury report from Friday:


Bills Practice Report for Friday

Did Not Practice

LB Paul Posluszny (knee) OUT


Full Participation

S Cary Harris (hamstring) Probable

LB Keith Ellison (knee) Probable

G Andy Levitre (neck) Probable

FOXBORO -- Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman [foot] was taken completely off the injury list on Friday and fully participated in practice, and is expected to close to 100 percent for Sunday's game against the Bills. Fred Taylor [toe] also practiced fully and is listed as probable for the game. The complete Patriots participation report is as follows: 


Patriots Practice Report for Friday


Did Not Practice

WR Taylor Price (ankle) Questionable

OL Nick Kaczur (back) OUT

The NFL fined Jets safety Eric Smith $7,500 for his head shot hit on Patriots receiver Wes Welker in the first quarter of last Sunday's game at the Meadowlands. 


The NFL ruled that Smith, who was targeting Welker on a crossing pattern over the middle, unnecessarily struck a receiver in a defenseless position and handed down the fine. Welker walked off under his own power and was given several functional tests by Patriots doctor Thomas Gill on the sideline before being cleared to re-enter the game. 


Patriots tackle Matt Light joined The Big Show to discuss the team's upcoming game with the 0-2 Bills and the Pats' most recent loss to the Jets. On the subject of the Jets game, one in which they went into halftime with a 14-10 lead but were outscored 18-0 in the second half en route to a 28-14 defeat, Light said the team needs to work to prevent the types of second-half road collapses that plagued them a season ago. 


Patriots running back Fred Taylor made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday afternoon and indicated he will be ready to go Sunday vs. the Bills. "I feel good," he said of his condition.


Asked if his role would change in Kevin Faulk's absence, Taylor said his role is to do what is asked of him. "My role is the same, and it's going to always be the same," he said. "Whatever they ask me to do, I'm going to try my best to do it. I'm going to give 110 [percent] at it."


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Sports Illustrated NFL columnist Peter King made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday morning. Asked if the Patriots' collapse vs. the Jets was indicative of a bigger problem, King said: "No, I don't think so. You always have to be careful about a small sample size when you look at a season." King said the biggest factor was how important the game was to the Jets. "That was a desperate, desperate New York Jets team," King said.


FOXBORO -- In a show of support for fallen teammate Kevin Faulk, Randy Moss wore the No. 33 at Patriots practice inside Gillette Stadium on Friday. 


Faulk tore the ACL in his right knee last Sunday and will be lost for the season.


WR Taylor Price [ankle], OL Nick Kaczur [back] and CB Terrence Wheatley [foot] were the only active players other than Faulk missing from the open media portion of Patriots practice.


Stephen Neal joined the Dale & Holley show for his weekly interview and talked about the loss to the Jets and Friday preparations. First and foremost, however, is the Buffalo Bills. "They have a good team," Neal said. "I don't care what anybody says. They have a good powerful hard-working front. They have good linebackers and they got a great secondary. They're a good challenge for us this week. We're going to have to do everything right."