Pats must confront more injuries heading into tough stretch (The Associated Press)

The Patriots have been pretty fortunate in regards to how their schedule has played out this season. New England receiver and Danny Amendola left Sunday’s 26-10 win over the Rams in the third quarter with an ankle injury, and was later spotted in the tunnel postgame walking on crutches. Should he miss any playing time, it would be the latest blow to a team that’s already lost tight end Rob Gronkowski to season-ending back surgery last week.