Found December 24, 2011 on Pro Football Talk:
This may have been the best possible type of game for the Patriots to play heading into the postseason. Down 17-0 at halftime with absolutely nothing working, the Patriots responded with 27 unanswered points by dominating both sides of the ball. New England won 27-24 despite missing both starting tackles. Guard Logan Mankins started at left tackle,…

An update on Patriots G Logan Mankins: Better wait until Monday

Just left the Patriots locker room following the 27-24 win over the Dolphins, and one important topic is the future of Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins. He went down with a left knee injury early on, forcing more juggling on the offensive line. He took his pants off on the bench, wrapped his knee, and wanted to go back in the game. Coach Bill Belichick wouldn’t let him, however, which...

Mankins moving to tackle?

By Paul Kenyon If pre-game warm-ups mean anything, Logan Mankins will switch from his usual guard spot to left tackle for Saturday's game against the Dolphins. The Patriots are on the field now running through their plays and Mankins is taking the spot at left tackle held for so long by Matt Light. Light was a surprise inactive for the Pats because of an ankle injury. Light...

Patriots guard Mankins hurt against Dolphins

Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins was injured late in the first quarter of Saturday's game against the Dolphins. The team has yet to announce Mankins' status.

Patriots guard Mankins hurts knee vs. Dolphins

Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins was injured late in the first quarter of Saturday's game against the Dolphins. The team has yet to announce Mankins' status.

Patriots guard Mankins sidelined by knee injury vs. Dolphins

Patriots All-Pro guard Logan Mankins exited Saturday's game against the Miami Dolphins with a knee injury and was listed as questionable to return.

Mankins to try left tackle after Light gets hurt in warmups

Patriots left tackle Matt Light wasn’t even listed on the Week 16 injury report. And yet he’s not available for New England’s game against the Dolphins. Light is inactive after hurting his leg during warmups, according to our friend Tom Curran of Rookie Marcus Cannon is active, but it looks like guard Logan Mankins…

Pats make roster move

With Logan Mankins injured and Matt Light unable to play last Saturday in New England’s win over the Dolphins, the Patriots have made a roster move perhaps to provide an opening to add an offensive lineman. The Patriots announced that DB Ross Ventrone has been released. In addition, the Patriots released DL Cedric McKinley from the practice squad. Mankins suffered a knee injury...

Patriots OT Nate Solder looks back on his first meeting with Dolphins pass-rusher Cameron Wake

The tackles, suddenly, are in focus. Matt Light is surprisingly out, and rookies Nate Solder and Logan Mankins are going to be the bookends. Yes, really. Mankins warmed up at his old college position. As for Solder, it was against the Dolphins that Solder made his debut. He handled pass-rusher Cameron Wake extremely well, giving up one sack but holding his own otherwise. Earlier...

Patriots and Dolphins kick it off from Gillette Stadium… what’s happening? (3-0 Dolphins)

The Patriots offense received a little shake-up, with Matt Light being a surprise inactive. That meant Logan Mankins would start at left tackle, which is interesting. But, first… the defense. The Patriots came out in their regular 4-3 look, even with Andre Carter being out. Shaun Ellis was the starting defensive end in Carter’s place, and he started fast with a sack. But the...

Halftime at Gillette Stadium: Dolphins 17, Patriots 0

It would be difficult to imagine a worse half for the Patriots. They began the game without LT Matt Light, then saw G Logan Mankins go down with a left knee injury. Yikes. Oh, and the offense punted six times in the first six drives. What a mess. After 30 minutes, it’s Dolphins 17, Patriots 0. Really. Patriots QB Tom Brady is 7 of 19 for 87 yards, easily his worst half of the season...

Offensive line got job done without Light, Mankins

The Patriots had to adjust after Matt Light was declared out with an ankle injury hours before the game and Logan Mankins left early with a knee injury and didn’t return.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick on the first half: “There wasn’t one thing we were doing that was overall good enough.”

The way yesterday’s Patriots win over the Dolphins started, it looked like they simply weren’t ready. Maybe the loss of LT Matt Light and then G Logan Mankins was unnerving. Maybe they just took it for granted. Either way, the Patriots were down 17-0 heading into the half, and it looked grim. After the score was 27-24 Patriots, a final, coach Bill Belichick described what it...
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