N.Y. Times on Patriots' offense

Judy Battista, who covers the NFL for the New York Times, writes in Tuesday's editions on a Patriots offense in transition.

Battista quotes NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi in the story.

“They can’t replace [Aaron] Hernandez,” Lombardi said. “He is their best player.”

Lombardi points to other problems, too, that he thinks are hindering the Patriots.

“They lack an outside receiver,” he said. “Brady is not playing well.”

Brady is completing 66 percent of his passes over two games, a rate that most quarterbacks would be happy to have. But there is little question he and the offense are not yet in sync, which was particularly evident against the Cardinals’ impressive defense. ...

Whatever the causes, and whatever the outcome, the Patriots’ offense, as always, is worth watching.

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