New England Patriots' Biggest Preseason Disappointments Through Three Games

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New England Patriots' Biggest Preseason Disappointments Through Three Games
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots are 2-1 in the 2013 preseason. So far, we've seen plenty of good, plenty of bad and plenty of ugly.

Against the Eagles in their opener, the Patriots looked smooth and powerful. Quarterback Tom Brady connected with running back Shane Vereen for a gorgeous 13-yard touchdown, running back Stevan Ridley blazed a 62-yard burst and fellow running back LeGarrette Blount ripped off a magnificent 51-yard scoring run. The Patriots won, 31-22.

Against the Buccaneers, the Patriots looked like a well-oiled machine. Brady completed 11 of his 12 attempts for 107 yards and lobbed a 26-yard touchdown to receiver Danny Amendola. Rookie cornerback Logan Ryan returned a pick for a 53-yard score and undrafted rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld not only caught a 22-yard touchdown, but also completed a two-point conversion. The Patriots won, 25-21.

Against the Lions on Thursday night, the Patriots hit dead ends all evening, ultimately getting decimated, 40-9. On the bright side, wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins continued his radical emergence with 116 yards on eight receptions while fellow rookie receiver Aaron Dobson pitched in 50 yards on four catches.

Now, for the guys who are struggling. Here are some Patriots who have been disappointments so far during the preseason.

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