The New England Patriots, who have been riddled with injuries all season long, lost two more wide receivers in their Monday night showdown with the Buffalo Bills. While both injuries caused major concern during and directly after the game from fans and media members alike, there appears to be a good news bad news scenario for the club.

First, the good news is that top wide out Danny Amendola, who left the game towards the end of the third quarter with an apparent knee injury after leading the team with nine receptions for 117 yards, isn't expected to miss extended time. According to CSNNE's Tom E. Curran an MRI done on Amendola's left knee, earlier today, showed that the man charged with filling the shoes of the team's already injured number one receiver, Julian Edeleman, has nothing more than a knee sprain.

Of course a knee sprain isn't an injury that has no seriousness attached to it but, compared to a potentially torn ligament in the knee, that news is a huge win for the Pats, whose wide receiver depth has been challenged all year long.

It appears that Amendola will be limited in practice this week and his status for Sunday night's clash of top teams in Denver is still unclear. Depending on how he progresses throughout the week and how he feels on Sunday, the team will make the choice. The best part is, though, that he really shouldn't miss much game action, if any.

Now for the not-so-great news; Aaron Dobson, who had seen a lot of work at the start of yesterday's game, came up lame after making a tremendous diving catch in the first half yesterday. It took a while for Dobson to get up, initially, and the he needed help to the sideline as it appeared he couldn't really put any pressure on his foot. He, like Amendola, did not return to the game after leaving with the injury. Though initial X-rays revealed no break in the foot or ankle, there is apparently enough ligament damage to most likely rule the third year pro out for the next couple of weeks.

Both injuries should expedite the process of getting receiver Keshawn Martin, who's missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, back on the field. Even if Amendola is ready to go, on Sunday, which will most likely be the case, the team will only have three true receiving options other than Martin. They could, of course, use special teams captain Matthew Slater, whose listed position is wide receiver, in the offensive game plan, but that's an unlikely thought as he hasn't played much true receiver snaps over his career.

With so many injuries to the receiving corps already and a lack of quality options on the waiver wire, the Patriots will be forced to figure something out as they have multiple times throughout this season, to keep their winning ways going.