Special teams (Rating: 4.5 out of 5)
Outside of Stephen Gostkowski’s missed 39-yard field goal, this unit delivered another terrific performance. Zoltan Mesko averaged 4.39 seconds of hang time. After his first poor kickoff, Gostkowski was booming them 4.3 seconds in the air. Devin McCourty had the forced fumble, and Mike Rivera, Matthew Slater, Derrick Martin, and Nate Ebner all showed up in the coverage units. Edelman nearly broke another punt with a 30-yard return on which he broke two tackles.