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Five Things to Watch This Week - Week 13 (Game 12)

The Patriots play their twelfth regular season game at at Joe Robbie Stadium Pro Player Park Pro Player Stadium  Dolphins Stadium Land Shark Stadium Sun Life Stadium against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 2nd at 1:00 PM.

Holy crap... It's already December.  The season is 75% over.  Noooooo!

Savor every last bite.

Was there any way I wasn't going to go with this image?  No.
Before we start with the Dolphins, let's take a moment to look back and reflect on the Thanksgiving Massacre in North Jersey.  So much Jets schadenfreude!  (Rex-enfreude?)

Remember - That game was 0 - 0 at the end of the first quarter.  Then 7 minutes of game time later and it was 35 - 0 and pretty much over.  Whoa.

That game had everything you could want.

Passing touchdowns?  Check

Rushing touchdowns?  Check

Defensive touchdowns?  Check.

Special teams touchdowns?  Check.

LOL-Sanchez moments?  Check.

I've been spending about 20 minutes a day every day since then watching this.  It just makes …

Five Things to Watch This Week - Week 12 (Game 11)

The Patriots play their eleventh regular season game at MetLife Stadium against the New York Jets on Thursday, November 22nd at 8:20 PM.

Is anything better than Thanksgiving?  (Answer: no).

Excellent win last week.  Fifty nine points on the board.  Solid all around.

Good times, right?  Unfortunately, the biggest story coming out of that game was Rob Gronkowski's injury.  He'll be out 4 to 6 weeks after surgery to repair a broken arm (I wonder if he can appear to Goodell and get it reduced to 2?).

This also means it'll be a while longer until we finally see the Five Tight End Voltron Offense on the field.  Boo.

It'll be a while before we see this again.

Ryan Power Rankings:

1) Nolan

2) Gosling

3) Jack

4) Private

5) Rob

6) Jeri

7) Bob

8) Matt

9) Fitzpatrick

10) Rex

Here's five things I'll be watching for this week:

1) Julian Edelman - Edelman gets a game ball for his performance last week.  VERY GOOD, JULIAN.  NICE JOB.

2) Visanthe Shiancoe - With Gronk out, may…

Five Things to Watch This Week - Week 11 (Game 10)

The Patriots play their tenth regular season game at Gillette against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday November 18th at 4:25 PM.

Apparently the Colts have... a new quarterback?... or something?  I don't know... I wasn't able to find anything out about him for you guys.  Sorry.

The 4:25 PM games are not good for me personally.  The five year-old has a very limited attention span.  A three hour football game doesn't offer him too much.

"Is football over yet?"

"I want to watch a mooooovieeeee!"

"Why does Dad get to watch TV during dinner?"

In between downs I have to play ball and wrestle and do general parenting activites.  It makes watching the games rather hectic.

I'm contemplating Tivo'ing the game and watching it after the Small People have gone to bed.  Not good times.

...or it might be time to get the kid hooked on gambling.  Either one.

Belichick showing a better arm than either Sanchez or Tebow.

Branch Power Rankings:

1) Executive

Five Things to Watch This Week - Week 10 (Game 9)

The Patriots play their ninth regular season game at Gillette against the Buffalo Bills of Western New York and the Greater Toronto Area on Sunday November 11th at 1:00 PM.

OK...  Enough bye-week crap.  Let's get right back to it.

When in England, Ridley runs on the left side of the field.

White Power Rankings (wait a minute... that doesn't sound right...):

1) Walter

2) Gandalf

3) Stripes

4) Walkers

5) Tracy

Here's five things I'll be watching for this week:

1) Stevan Ridley - Ridley had 106 yards and 2 TDs against Buffalo last time out.  I like it!

2) Aaron Hernandez - I'd like to see Hernandez get it going again this week.  He's been off since returning from his injury.

3) Wes Welker - Don't look now, but Julian Edelman's backup is having a killer season.

4) and 5) Sebastian Vollmer and Nate Solder - The offensive line was a major question mark at the beginning of the season.  The fact that we're not talking about them more is significant.

Did Mic…