For the Pats to win big Sunday 4 ongoing questions have to be answered... 1. Can the OL cum TEs and RBs block for something longer than short pass routes with any consistency? 2. Will Cassel improve with game experience? Needs to make defensive reads quickly, see the field better and avoid focus on the primary receiver. Minimal turnovers for a W. 3. Does the Pats vaunted Front Seven have a pass rush? Can't put up 0 (vs Miami) or just 1 sack. If they can pressure Sully, rush his throws, the defensive backfield should come up with a TO or 2. 4. Can the Pats vaunted Front Seven stop the run? Last game they were MIA, up the middle and around the end. Assuming Wilfy et. al. clog the middle, the OLBs need to set the edge consistently and the safetys read the play and execute in run support. Gore could dominate the game if the answer here is No. There are other lesser issues like Moss, etc. geting open, Maroney and the RBs contributing, but the bigest questions are centered on the QB, OL and on the basic defense stoping the run and applying enough pressure on their young QB to force mistakes. We'll still win with 3 of 4 YES answers, but less than that it's anybody's or even worse, SF's game. Most critical is stoping Gore and Cassel contributing. Pats win.