- Patriots players continue to game plan for Miami's Wildcat offense. Plus, news and notes from Thursday's practice.
- Chris Gasper reports that Football Fate is finally smiling on Matt Cassel. Cassel is starting while Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart sit.
- Shalise Manza Young says the Dolphins have a chance to make a statement vs. Patriots.
- Ron Borges knows the Patriots won't get fooled by the Wildcat again, and Baltimore defensive coordinator Rex Ryan explains exactly how the Ravens stopped it.
- Karen Guregian notes Dolphins defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni is aware that Cassel can beat them with his feet.
- Kerry J. Byrne figures out that the Patriots defense has played so poorly that it has made opposing QB's look just as good as Brady.
- Karen Guregian focuses on the progress and unmet expectations of Benjamin Watson, and speculates on Mike Vrabel's lower production this year.
- Shalise Manza Young says Matt Cassel is inspiration for other QB backups.
- Mike Reiss provides comments from CBS analyst Dan Dierdorf on the Patriots-Dolphins game, as provided by the CBS public relations staff, chatter from Matt Cassel's Q & A at Gillette, and More on the Wildcat.
- Globe's Patriots Notebook: Pats are looking for a physical game against Phins, Miami is concerned about Cassel's ability to run, updates on Brushci's knee and other injuries, discussion on handling Moss being double teamed.
Jim McBride disses those "Hey Coach" Coors Light commercials and makes his weekly game predictions. Pick: Patriots.
- Matt Sohn (ProFootball Weekly) writes when Richard Seymour is healthy, as he is now, he’s one of the more difficult 3-4 defensive ends in the league to handle.
- Matt Bowen (National Football Post) calls NE at Miami the biggest game of the day because it carries the most ramifications with it.
- Pat Kirwan (ESPN): Not just a wild idea, Wildcat may be here to stay.
- Albert Breer (Sporting News) looks at the AFC playoff picture and the logjam behind the undefeated Titans.
Jeff Darlington & John Tomase (The Sporting News): New England at Miami pregame previews, matchups, and keys to victory for each team.
VIEW FROM MIAMI
- David J. Neal (Miami Herald): Patriots' Matt Cassel has rebounded from rout by Miami Dolphins.
- Jeff Darlington (Miami Herald): Miami Dolphins' Ronnie Brown aiming higher in Patriots rematch, and Joey Porter defends Michael Vick, "it's not like he was fighting cocker spaniels or something."
- Harvey Fialkov (Sun-Sentinel): Dolphins WR Greg Camarillo follows in Wes Welker's footsteps.
- Omar Kelly (Sun-Sentinel) implores Miami coaches to give the Patriots SOMETHING they haven't broken down and dissected to pieces since being embarrassed by the Dolphins earlier this season.
- Omar Kelly (Sun-Sentinel) notes Dolphins center Samson Satele will be up against his most challenging opponent this year, big Vince Wilfork.
- Edgar Thompson (Palm Beach Post): Jake Long making the most impact among rookie O-Linemen.