(1) Love me some Hightower. That guy is exceeding my initial expectations, even though I liked the pick. That he returned and was a true factor is amazing. (2) As dicey as things were on O at times - NE played with very few players today and Vollmer/Brady/Dola/Gronk did enough to pull the others. (3) When you struggle yet still get 30 pts and win by a TD, you know you're good. (4) 3rd down and long has got to be better on Thursday.