Patriots have problems aplenty despite 4-3 record


FOXBOROUGH (AP) - The New England Patriots are one of just three AFC teams with winning records but have plenty of problems heading into the midpoint of the season.

They beat the New York Jets in overtime 29-26 on Sunday after blowing a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead for the second straight week. In their previous game, they lost to the Seattle Seahawks 24-23.

The Patriots (4-3) continue to have troubles in coverage and have allowed the fourth most yards passing. The offense is ranked first in the NFL in yards but scored only two touchdowns in each of the last two games.

They face the St. Louis Rams (3-4) in London next Sunday. Then the Patriots have a bye before starting the second half of the season at home against the Buffalo Bills.

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