- According to Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe:
Miami is rated 3rd in the NFL on defense. 6 and 1 record on the road this
year. However they have "struggled in covering tight ends over the middle
of the field all season" which is good for the Pats and could be very bad
for them. Dophins starter at RT (Vernon Casey) is out and the backup (Lydon
Murtha) is doubtful so the Pats will likely try to exploit that side.
From Mike Reiss:
With Deion Branch questionable Taylor Price could dress and perhaps play
today. Gronk needs one TD to break the Pats record for TD's by a TE. If he
gets 4 he breaks Mike Ditka's NFL record. Green-Ellis needs 72 yards to
reach 1000 on the season.