It’s game day, and here are today’s headlines.

Nate Dow of the Boston Herald has an article this morning on Tom Brady, and writes that the New England signal caller has already established himself as the most dominant home performer in the modern era.

Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald has his top five questions facing the Patriots when they take on the Vikings later on this afternoon.

Rapoport writes that the Patriots defense is ready for Tavaris Jackson, regardless of whether or not Brett Favre starts this afternoon.

Karen Guregian has an article on Vikings receiver Percy Harvin, who she writes is one Flordia Gator that head coach Bill Belichick couldn’t catch.

Guregian also writes that Brady is poised to quiet the critics and expects a breakout game from him this afternoon against the Vikings.

Mark Craig of the Minnesota Star Tribune has an article on Belichick, who he writes “has football in his blood”.

Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe has an article on the Gronkowski family, with his mom saying some funny things about the Patriots tight end in the article.

Diane said he was her “German shepherd puppy,’’ with huge hands and huge feet, and a thick neck.
 
“He had big features, and I knew he had to grow into them. He had to grow into his paws,’’ she said with a laugh.

Young also writes that Favre’s streak won’t be struck down by his latest injuries.

Jim McBride of the Globe has today’s scouting report.

Christopher Price of WEEI has an article on what to watch for this afternoon against the Vikings.

Mike Petraglia has an article on Boston College’s Luke Kuechly, who he feels would make for the perfect Patriot someday.

Mike Cole of NESN writes that Brett Favre is expecting to start this afternoon, with the 41-year-old saying that his fractured ankle has “healed significantly.”

Mike Reiss has his “10 Quick Hit Thoughts Around the NFL and Pats”, and notes that the Patriots have won 15 straight regular-season games at Gillette Stadium against NFC opponents.

Reiss also has 10 things to watch for this afternoon against Minnesota.

That’s it for this morning.  We’ll have some pregame notes coming up shortly, and will have updates later this evening.