No safety issue
With Talib in the fold, and expected to spend the majority of his time at corner, McCourty was asked if he was likely to remain at safety for the remainder of the season. “Like I said after the game, I’m getting more and more comfortable at playing safety, the more snaps I get,’’ McCourty said. “Coach is always telling me to be ready to play safety or corner, whatever the team needs me to do.’’ . . . The Patriots made a bit of franchise history Sunday when the team recorded a household TV rating of 32.12. It marked the first time the team drew a plus-30 rating in each of the first nine games of a season. It also extended the team’s streak of 24 consecutive games with a plus-30 rating.
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