Top storylines in the loss

No-huddle strategy, struggling on special teams two of the keys

Updated: September 21, 2009, 8:41 AM ET
By Mike Reiss

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Following up on a few of the top storylines for the Patriots in their 16-9 loss to the Jets:

Wes Welker is inactive; Julian Edelman steps in. Receiver Wes Welker, who has been slowed by a knee injury, did not suit up. Rookie Julian Edelman stepped into his spot and finished with a team-high eight catches for 98 yards. At times, Edelman showed his inexperience, as on one play Randy Moss raced over to him before the snap to ensure he was lined up correctly. Other times, ...

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