Edelman said that he only stayed down to try to draw a penalty flag on Poyer, so he didn't need to come off at all.
"It is a game of adversity and something that we were prepared for," receiver Julian Edelman said of the limitations the Patriots are having to confront. "It wasn't as pretty as we wanted it, but we were able to get it done. Hats off to defense and special teams for once again doing unbelievable things. We just have to hold our bargain up more."