In addition to those I mentioned in the preview (Ben Watson, Vince Wilfork, Kevin Faulk, Bam Childress and Chad Scott), offensive linemen Gene Mruczkowski and Wesley Britt are inactive for today's game. That means more pressure and less rest on the rest of the offensive linemen.
Vinnie Testeverde is the 3rd (emergency) quarterback, so it looks like Tom Brady will start. How long he'll play and when we'll see Matt Cassel is anybody's guess. I still think we'll see Testeverde for more than just kneel-downs.
This game isn't meaningless, but it's far from gravely important. So sit back and enjoy it.
And Go PATRIOTS!!