Michael Whitmer

Whitmer joined the Globe in 2001, and has covered golf since 2009 and the Patriots since 2011. A graduate of Miami University, he has worked at newspapers in Georgia and North Carolina, and also spends part of the year working on the Globe’s sports copy desk.

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Patriots’ Duron Harmon playing with comfort, confidence

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The second-year defensive back is getting more playing time and feeling more comfortable on the field.

Patriots notebook

Third down is a high priority for Patriots

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The Jets have had the Patriots’ number on third-down conversions over the past three meetings.

Bill Belichick says Patriots will focus on third-down stops vs. Jets

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The Jets have been one of the most successful teams on third down vs. the Patriots, something coach Bill Belichick wants to change.

Some special forces at work for Patriots

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Four kicks — three field goal attempts and one punt — have been blocked by the Patriots this season, the most by the team since 2002.