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    Patriots - Bills Key Matchups, No Ifs or Buts
    By: Steve Balestrieri

    In the first game back in September, Wes Welker had a field day catching 16 passes for 217 yards; likewise Rob Gronkowski torched the Bills for 7 catches for 109 yards...

     
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    Nice preview of this week's game. I'll be interested in seeing how often (and how well) the Pats run the ball, and how the Pats run D does against CJ Spiller. Belichick likes to employ a game plan that focuses on limiting the opponent's top weapon; is that Spiller, Stevie Johnson, or someone else?
     
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    Against Buff there is nothing I'd like to see more, save a win, than our run game being a force. Riddley for 150 yards would be a great way to start the new year. It will limit TFB's exposure as well as give our playoff opponents one more piece of game film to have to watch.

    A distant but still important second would be a solid performance by the defense. I don't expect it but it would be a nice surprise....not to mention it would inject an iota of defensive comfort over the 2 week playoff game waiting period.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    The priority list for today's game in my opinion:

    1. Keep everyone healthy...this is much more important than securing the #1 seed in my eyes

    2. Gain a victory which leads to the top seed throughout the playoffs

    3. Pull the starters as quickly as the game allows us to. See reason #1

    4. See some improvement in the pass protection and run defense, as these are 2 very key factors for success in the upcoming weeks

    5. Improvement in the secondary
     
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    to add to Supafly.

    i'd liek to see Spikes/Chung get some solid reps as well. Not sure how much they can help in the playoffs if that's their first action in 9-10 weeks.
     
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