The Patriots bashed the Bills and appeared to avoid the medical ward at the same time, which was important because they matched a season high with 13 players on last week's injury report.
Here are the situations they'll have to monitor this week. Keep in mind, all six players listed below did not travel to Buffalo, so it was determined in advance that they were too injured to play against the Bills.
Right guard Dan Connolly missed his first game after suffering a concussion last week against the Packers. He did not practice last week, and there is no timetable for his return.
Defensive lineman Myron Pryor missed his seventh consecutive game with a back injury. He's been able to practice here and there, including twice last week on a limited basis. It's unclear when he'll be able to return to game action.
Defensive lineman Mike Wright missed his fifth consecutive game after suffering a concussion against the Colts. Wright hasn?t practiced since then, and there is no timetable for his return.
Defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick missed his first game with a shoulder injury that he suffered last week against the Packers. Deaderick returned to the field against the Packers, and he practiced on a limited basis Thursday but missed practice Wednesday and Friday.
Linebacker Jermaine Cunningham missed his first game with a calf injury that also kept him out of practice last Wednesday and Friday.
Tight end Aaron Hernandez missed his first game with a hip injury. He did not practice last Wednesday and Thursday, but he was a limited participant Friday.