NFL's Thursday night game has all-state ending

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The Patriots have dropped back-to-back games only six times during that time span - in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012 and twice in 2015.

Even now, with a defense allowing yards at a historic clip - according to Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal, only six teams in National Football League history have allowed more yards in the first four games of a season than the Patriots (1,827) - this is a unsafe team.

"You have to be able to evaluate yourself, look at it and improve", Folk said, adding that when practice resumes that he'll "get back out there and keep going".

Like, on Thursday night, when Nick Folk went 0-for-3 in the Bucs' 19-14 loss to the New England Patriots. Good-to-great kickers can be found cheaply in free agency (even off the street frequently during camp or in-season), late in the draft, or with undrafted free agents. The Patriots survived Thursday night. Brady's line - 30-for-40, one touchdown, 303 yards - was all the more impressive considering that tight end Rob Gronkowski was a last-minute scratch with a leg injury that popped on the injury report on Wednesday. Where the Bucs have really killed bettors is at home, where the team is just 22-46-1 at the betting window in their last 69 games at Raymond James Stadium.

Folk beat out Aguayo for the Bucs' kicking job in training camp after Aguayo went 22-of-31 on field goals and 32-of-34 on extra points previous year. That ugly performance came on the heels of missing two field goals and an extra point last week.

The beneficiaries of four first downs by penalties, the Bucs had trouble converting on third down. Winston flat-out missed a number of open throws that short-circuited drives. He and his receivers often weren't on the same page, including on the final throw to rookie tight end O.J.

Moments later, he hurled his body over a wall of New England Patriots defenders to taste the end zone for the first time in almost 10 months.

ST Matthew Slater (hamstring) is questionable for Thursday night's game versus the Buccaneers (2-1). Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and running back James White all saw at least eight targets and caught at least five passes. Through five games this season, Brady has already been sacked 16 times. Unusual use of the third person aside, he should be right.

Buccaneers take a 7-3 lead on a 1-yard TD run by Doug Martin. Not to mention, the defense this season has struggled giving up a lot of points and yards so Brady needs his top weapons the most now than ever. His workload should only increase from here.

Last Thursday was a milestone day for Amazon. Tony Romo said on the broadcast he thought left tackle Nate Solder looked like he was hurt.

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