Third-quarter updates: The Patriots' Stephen Gostowski drilled a 54-yard field goal with 1:36 to play in the period to take a 20-17 lead Sunday over the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium.
The Saints scored the first 10 points of the period on a 28-yard Garrett Hartley field goal and a 3-yard touchdown run by Khiry Robinson.
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham still doesn't have a catch. New England defensive back aqib Talib and receiver Danny Amendola have both left the game with injuries and are not expected to return.
Key stats: Drew Brees, 15 of 30 for 198 yards and one TD; Darren Sproles, six catches for 58 yards. Patriots, Tom Brady, 19 of 30 for 195 yards; Stevan Ridley, 16 carries for 85 yards and two TDs.
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