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Patriots' offense caught in between

Unit isn't what it used to be or what Josh McDaniels hopes it will become

Updated: September 25, 2012, 9:19 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- Vince Wilfork felt like the New England Patriots' defense let down the offense in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and it's hard to argue with that point. But the offense shouldn't be completely exonerated.

There were opportunities to close things out in the fourth quarter, and the disappointing results lead us to the following conclusion: The Josh McDaniels-coordinated attack is still finding its identity, caught somewhere between what it once was and ...

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