Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Joel Beall  |  Last updated 10/10/13
The FOX NFL Game of the Week features the New Orleans Saints journeying to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots. With the Pats looking to avenge Week 5's loss against the Saints' unblemished record, let's get the lowdown on each team's subplots heading into this Boston battle: Click here for a preview on the Saints. Five Things to Watch: New England Patriots Was last week an anomaly or sign of troubles to come? The construction of the NFL schedule lends itself to exaggeration and magnification. Whereas a basketball loss can be easily shrugged off, the downtime between football games can blow the context of a shortcoming out of proportion. God forbid if said defeated team faces a bye week. Coupled with the now-now-NOW media coverage of the sport, outcomes of contests rarely have the gravity they allegedly hold. Keeping this outlook in mind, New England fans have to be concerned with the showing in Cincinnati in Week 5. True, the Patriots rolled into the Jungle with ...
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