Once shaky Pats defense turns stingy for playoffs
Derrick Martin only played against one of them. The Patriots signed the veteran safety after the eighth game and he has played in just five games since then. But he had a sack on Sunday, one of six by substitutes.
‘‘It’s good to have those guys on your team that maybe necessarily don’t get all the reps but that can step in and just be able to function at a high level,’’ Patricia said.
And help turn a once shaky defense into a stingy one.
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