Heading into Week 3, we didn’t really know what the New England Patriots’ starting offensive line would look like.

Starting center David Andrews reportedly broke his thumb in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, which required surgery and put him on injury reserve on Saturday. And with no clear-cut backup to Andrews on the roster, there were several different options for the Patriots to choose from to try and fill the void left by Andrews, who was one of the best centers in the league through two weeks of the regular season.

“Growing up, people go down and you gotta shift around a little bit,” Joe Thuney said after the game when asked about stepping up and playing a relatively new position for him. “Credit to Cole (Popovich) and (Carmen Bricillo), they’ve done above and beyond, they’ve really laid out the game plans really well for us and taught us so many great things.

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