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Devin McCourty (left) and the Patriots intercepted Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson four times in Week 2.

Patriots need to string together some wins, and it should begin against the Jets

The Patriots have beaten the Jets in their last 11 meetings, and a win Sunday would complete their sixth straight series sweep.

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New England Patriots running backs coach Ivan Fears thought running back Rhamondre Stevenson (38) "cut it loose" in Sunday's overtime loss against the Cowboys, scoring his first NFL touchdown.

‘He turned it loose, didn’t he?’ Things are changing for Patriots rookie Rhamondre Stevenson

Against the Dallas Cowboys last week, Stevenson found the end zone on a one-yard rush for his first career NFL touchdown.

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may have to answer to Congress about an investigation of the workplace culture of the Washington Football Team.

Congress seeks information from NFL on WFT investigation

Commissioner Roger Goodell was sent a letter requesting by Nov. 4 all documents and communication.

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Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon (center) tries to elude Dallas Cowboys tackle Terence Steele (right) in an attempt to pressure Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (not shown).

The Patriots’ 2-4 record is not sitting well with Matthew Judon and his teammates: ‘It stinks’

Said Judon: “Nobody in locker room wants to be 2-4. Nobody in the locker room is happy about that record.’’

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Mike Onwenu (left) and Isaiah Wynn (right) are part of an offensive line that hasn't found its chemistry through six games.

Lack of continuity has turned Patriots offensive line from a strength to a weakness

The last two weeks, the Patriots started four linemen who began the season as backups or on the practice squad.

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick emphasized that the most important thing his team could do on the heels of an overtime loss to the Cowboys was to get back to work to prepare for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.

It’s on to the Jets, as the Patriots try to flip the script by getting on the same page

Said tight end Jonnu Smith: “We’re 2-4, but we know that we’re not a 2-4 team. We just have to come in here with the work mind-set, which we have."

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Despite a 2-4 start, Mac Jones has put up impressive numbers through the Patriots' first six games.

In a class all his own, Patriots’ Mac Jones gets high marks as the NFL’s top rookie quarterback

Jones has been impressive by several measures through the first six games of the season with a top rating of 79.7, according to Pro Football Focus.

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Mac Jones (second from right) unfortunately had a good look at Trevon Diggs's interception return — but he hurled a TD pass on his next snap.

Patriots rookies have been able to learn from mistakes rather than repeat them

It starts at the top with Mac Jones, who has consistently been able to shake off bad plays and stay focused.