FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have plenty of work to do with their offense before they show they can contend for another Super Bowl berth.
Chances are they'll do it.
With just one of their four exhibition games remaining, the Patriots (No. 2 in the AP Pro32) haven't moved the ball consistently while shifting players around in the offensive line and dividing playing time among receivers, several of them not likely to make the team.
Still, coach Bill Belichick wasn't happy after Friday night's 30-28 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 26) in which Tom Brady threw an interception for a touchdown and was sacked twice.
Wide receiver Wes Welker sat out the last two games and wide receiver Brandon Lloyd and tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez returned Friday night after resting in the Patriots' 27-17 loss to Philadelphia on Monday night.