To me this is a must win for the patriots. I think this is a really tough match up, and think we will see who the patriots really are this week. Do they have the character, to go on the road and beat a tough team in jacksonville. Remember this was the team that literally shut down Manning and the colts, who's coming off a pretty embarrising loss to the titans last week. The patriots scored a bunch of points last week but really weren't that impressive. Houston is probably the weekest team in the NFL, and pats didnt have to do much with the great field position they had all game. The patriots haven't prepared well for any big match ups yet this year, and the bear game was just a sad example of football on both sides to call that a big win. I know Maroney is one player, but to me the one player that can make the difference whether or not we win this game. Maroney gives us a good solid running game with dillion,, and Maroney will also open up the play action and give our recievers a better chance at getting open. Do the patriots have the heart, and character to win this game, or are they going to have depend on the Jets losing. The easiest way to get into the playoffs is having your own fate in your hands, and to be in control of your own destiny. To me this will tell me who the Patriots are, because to me its the passion, and character that has been missing from this team alll season long.