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Patriots-based stories from around the Web that catch the eye:
1. Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post highlights the Patriots' lack of offensive adjustments in the running game in their 20-17 loss to the Broncos, noting that the team's plan was clear: run to the right side.
2. Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald writes on quarterback Tom Brady and gets right to the heart of the matter. "Five games into the Tom Brady comeback tour from reconstructive left knee surgery, and we're still waiting for the real quarterback to emerge."
3. ESPN.com AFC East reporter Tim Graham goes deep into statistics detailing Brady's second-half struggles in Patriots losses.
4. The CBS broadcasting tandem of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms share thoughts on what unfolded Sunday at Invesco Field.
5. Kevin Rousseau of Patsfans.com, the popular fan website, asks the question: "Would the real Patriots team please stand up and start playing as good as their throwback uniforms look?"