1.) First and foremost, a win is a win. It wasn't pretty and at times I didn't think they deserved it, but the Pats got the job done on both sides of the ball when they had to. That said, they gotta play a whole heck of a lot better to get into the playoffs and do anything once they get in. 2.) I love the promise Gary Guyton shows inside, but he is clearly an inside LB at this level. He got torched vs. the run and couldn't set edge at all. Maybe he will get better at it (hey Colvin wasn't anything special against the run when he first got here either, although not as bad), but right now keep him inside at least on pure running downs. 3.) I gotta give it to the defensive players who stepped up after losing three starters in game. LeKevin Smith showed that his lack of playing time may not be because of his talent, but the talent of the guys in front of him. Mike Wright improved greatly when they moved him from DE to NT. Seau and Colvin at times acted like they have been here all along. Still a lot issues, but they did step up in the second half. 4.) Cannot overstate the importance of Welker on this team. I used to think that he got a lot of balls last year because Moss opened up so much over the middle. Now I think it is because he is a damn good player who is fearless. BTW, I think his short size actually is a benefit for him because other than last week, defenders rarely hit the guy cleanly. 5.) Still concerned about the red zone. Still need to do better on both sides of the ball. Still don't know why though. 6.) Meriweather is a tough nut to crack. The guy can play like an All Pro at times and still get burnt like a rookie playing his first game at others. He was getting burnt very regularly early in the game and made some of the biggest plays at the end of the game. 7.) Even after the poor play today, I still like the Pats' chances to win the division. I think Miami is the bigger competition than the Jets right now. Favre and their defense are coming down to earth pretty quickly. I think the Pats and the Dolphins will be playing for the division on December 28th. Just not each other.