The big news of the day came early on Thursday when the NFL announced that Josh Gordon had been placed on the reserve list for failure to meet the terms of his reinstatement.
ESPN.com has lost the story of many difficulties indefinitely. Gordon's absence will surely leave a hole in the crime after the Boston Globe (19459007). The athlete sees how the Patriots attack without Gordon could take shape. NBC Sports Boston says the loss of Gordon hurts on many levels. The Boston Sports Journal says it is time for the offense to increase the pace.
The task for the Patriots is now progressing and ESPN.com is exploring how the team could tackle this task. The Boston Globe says that pressure on the remaining recipients will increase to fill the void. The Boston Herald says the risk was not worth it for the Patriots. The crime already had some problems without Gordon.
In the locker room, there was a lot of support from Gordon's teammates.
One of the players playing an increased role, Cordarrelle Patterson, was not present at Patriots on Thursday.
Regarding Buffalo, the Providence Journal says that the Patriots must stop Bill's running game.
The Buffalo News obviously considers the Patriots and believes the team relies as much on Tom Brady as ever. They also focus on James White and how the bills try to defend him. LeSean McCoy runs back and sees good value in his team. The staff offers some predictions for the game on Sunday.