Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/12/11
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For the fourth time in seven games, the New England Patriots take on a team from the Empire State. This week’s match-up against the New York Jets not only will break up the three way tie for first place in the AFC East, but should also show a preview of a possible late round playoff game. The Patriots cut ties with the baggage laden Albert Haynesworth after he suited up for just six of the teams games. Haynesworth was quickly picked up off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but his absence does leave a 350-lb hole in the defensive line. The team held open tryouts on Friday, November 11th, which featured a few players who haven’t suited up for the NFL in years. This isn’t out of the norm for NFL teams, as they promote players off of their practice squad, they subsequently need someone to fill in for their recently vacated spots. But as fans hear this news of open tryouts, their first thought is panic. The Jets’ offense isn’t drastically different when compared to that of the Patriots’ of old. No, Mark Sanchez isn’t Tom Brady and no they don’t have anyone who can mimic Wes Welker in the [...]
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