Posted: Tuesday October 2, 2012 4:11 PM

AP Pro32 comments about Patriots

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NEW YORK (AP) - Comments on the New England Patriots by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):



Chris Berman (ESPN, 6) - 52 points a reminder they could not lose three straight.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 3) - People can stop asking what's wrong with them. Running game gives them more offensive balance.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 6) - Comment currently unavailable

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 7) - Second half surge against Buffalo was huge. Still giving up too many big plays on defense.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 8) - Shades of 2007, as the Patriots pour it on in the second half of a 52-28 win over Buffalo. Did they run up the score? Better yet, do they care if anyone thinks that's the case?

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 11) - The NFL's best offense. With Tom Brady taking the snaps, that should never be a surprise.

Clark Judge (, 10) - The Patriots have defensive issues, particularly in the secondary, but they won't be enough to keep them from another division title.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 6) - A prolific afternoon at Buffalo has lifted the Brady Bunch into the No. l spot in total offense.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/, 6) - Any team that can score 45 points in the second half on the road is dangerous. Tom Brady is operating a balanced attack right now dropping 247 yards rushing on top of 340 yards passing last week.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 6) - The Pats were down early at Buffalo, and then exploded with 52 points. Their secondary - which has been leaky - will be tested by Peyton Manning and the Broncos this week.

Alex Marvez (, 10) - The rollercoaster Patriots are on the way up again overcoming a 21-7 deficit with 35 consecutive points Sunday against Buffalo.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 8) - Even when they don't have all hands on deck, this team still can flex its offensive muscle with anyone.


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