Patriots No asterisk on this Patriots defensive performance By Hector Longo Posted on October 11, 2019 (Adam Richins for BSJ) Share Tweet Email Print FOXBOROUGH – Place no Luke Falk, Josh Allen or Colt McCoy asterisk on this one. The New England Patriots delivered their most impressive defensive performance of this 2019 6-0 start on Thursday night – if not statistically at least aesthetically. In spanking the New York Giants here, 35-14, the Patriots did all the things that have placed them atop any defensive category that matters. They held Daniel Jones and the Giants to just 2 of 10 on third downs with only 213 total yards, and New England pilfered the football away four times, with three picks and a fumble recovery. So why is this any different than the other wrecking-crew efforts so far, all of which came with built-in excuses? Log in Username or E-mail Password Remember Me Lost your password? LOST PASSWORD LOG IN with Facebook LOG IN with Google LOG IN with Twitter Not subscribed yet? Click below for access to all content: Share Tweet Email Print MORE COVERAGE Bedard: Will the NFL’s looming cap crunch affect the Patriots’ advantage in 2021? Bedard’s Breakdown: Drafting of Justin Herron fits in well with murky future plan on Patriots’ offensive line Completed Q&A: Bedard on Patriots, NFL – Is NE really changing to adapt to mobile QBs?