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New England Patriots Links 11/19/10 - Patriots In A Rush To Meet Colts

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<em>Big man Vince is not just your average nose tackle.  He's ready and willing to line up anywhere on the line</em>.
Big man Vince is not just your average nose tackle. He's ready and willing to line up anywhere on the line.

Mike Reiss offers his three keys for the Patriots on Sunday.

1. Handling the Colts' strong pass rush.

2. Controlling the game's tempo despite Peyton Manning's effective no-huddle offense.

3. Establishing balance on offense in order to increase their play-action options.

Greg A. Bedard breaks down his three keys to a Patriots victory over the Colts.

1. Patriots must control Colts defensive ends Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney.

2. Win the turnover battle.

3. Fans need to bring the noise to Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

Jerod Mayo responds to a media question if he felt this Patriots team was in a position to be playing their best football.

"There are a lot of teams that would want our record right now. At the same time, we’re not satisfied," he said. "If we start to play our best football now, we’ll be hard to stop."

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