5. The Welker trade: Hard to believe that you could make a case for all of the following arguments: (1) The second-round pick was an absolute bargain for the Patriots. (2) Welker was not worth a second-rounder to, essentially, any other team in the NFL. (3) Welker has exceeded most of our expectations. (4) The Dolphins improved their team, in the long term, with the trade. (5) Nevertheless, by sending Welker to the Pats, they ultimately left themselves further behind the Patriots than they were before they traded him. 4. The Patriots have had more players score touchdowns (21) than three teams have touchdowns, period. Tom Brady has more touchdown passes this season than 29 teams have touchdowns, period (the Colts have 48 and the Cowboys 52). 3. We're honestly having a serious discussion about a 0 TD, 1 INT 20-10 Patriots win in terrible weather being Brady's annual "stinker." (Could any of you have imagined, in 2004, that we'd be having this discussion right now?) 2. The Patriots are 15-2 on the road the last two seasons (including playoffs)--and 10 of those wins have been by two touchdowns or more. 1. Tom Brady is the only quarterback in the Super Bowl era to have won more than 16 consecutive regular-season games . . . and he's now done it twice.