Special teams ( 2.5 out of 5)
This was the kind of standout game we’ve been waiting for from Zoltan Mesko and his punt coverage unit, with two downed inside the 7-yard line. Don’t know what to make of Stephen Gostkowski’s two misses. The operation appeared fine – Mesko knows how Gostkowski wants the ball held — but sometimes kickers just go through slumps. It bears watching, obviously.
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