Patriots creep ahead as receivers keep falling

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The Patriots continue to falter in the red zone, but it keeps working out for them.

After a promising drive stalled, they settled for a 22-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski, and a 13-10 lead over the Falcons in the third quarter.

Patriots rookie wideout Aaron Dobson was able to walk off the field under his own power after getting his neck popped back on a hard shot from Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud, but the incompletion on the play continued a trend for a team that entered the game with the league’s worst red zone offense.

The Patriots are down to the rookies and the special teamers in the passing game, but they’re 3-0 and winning on the road.

They also won’t have defensive tackle Vince Wilfork the rest of the night, as he was ruled out with a right ankle injury.