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Edelman's return has ripple effect on Patriots

Edelman's return has ripple effect on Patriots

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- What a difference two weeks make. After the New England Patriots lost their second straight game to Detroit last month, there was major concern about the team's offense. The Patriots had only three active receivers who gave them little production in the 26-10 loss to the Lions. On Thursday night at Gillette Stadium, it marked the first time New England had tight end Rob Gronkowski, running back James White and wide receiver Julian Edelman on the field at the same time since November 2016. For all the talk about schemes and play-calling, players make the difference. White, Gronkowski and Edelman combined for 23 catches for 209 yards. The three receivers who were active for the losses to Detroit and Jacksonville -- Cordarrelle Patterson, Phillip Dorsett and Chris Hog...