New England special teams suffers bad break
New England's most recent injury could be the straw that breaks the camel's back.
Ask the New York Giants how easy it is to break in a new long snapper at this point in the season, and you have some idea of how such a loss could affect New England's playoff hopes. All is not lost, though, as Paxton may still try to play with a torn ACL by wearing a brace. He could do that depending on the extent of the damage, but it would limit his movement.