Wry Wilfork a steady force on Patriots defense

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Vince Wilfork's first career interception was plastered all over the local news and national highlight reels last Sunday night.

It was hard to miss.

Somehow, though, Wilfork didn't see it until the following day, eventually watching it for the first time while reviewing game film.

"When I got to that play, I slowed it down," he said with a wry smile Thursday. "I wouldn't lie to you, I looked at it just a couple times."

New England's 325-pound defensive tackle rattled Gillette Stadium with every mammoth stride during his 28-yard return, a game-changing play in the Patriots' 35-21 win over San Diego that hardly had to be slowed down.

Now, as the focus shifts to surprising Buffalo (2-0), the Patriots (2-0) will hope for the same, steady play from the veteran Wilfork. The turnovers from him? Well, those are a bonus.