Patriots’ Defense Keeps Excelling at Taking Opponents’ Biggest Weapon Away, Shuts Out Jimmy Graham (Video)

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jimmy Graham who?

If Patriots fans have been living in a bubble since their team last played the Saints, that may be what New Englanders are asking themselves right now. The big tight end was the storyline of the week. And now that the week is over, Graham was held catchless.

Aqib Talib played a huge role in stopping Graham, until both players got hurt, that is. Drew Brees threw at Graham six times. Talib broke one of those targets up and Kyle Arrington intercepted another.

After limiting A.J. Green last week, Julio Jones and Roddy White in Week 4 and Vincent Jackson in Week 3, Talib is proving to be a giant killer. The No. 1 cornerback injured his hip late in the game, but it doesn’t seem serious, according to reports.

To hear more about Talib’s big game and the Patriots’ overall performance, watch NESN.com Patriots writer Doug Kyed break down the game with MassLive.com’s Nick Underhill.

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