NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots looks on against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Who remembers the last week of the 2009 season? In a matchup against the Texans in Houston, Wes Welker tore his MCL and ACL on a non-contact play, missing the playoffs that season.
That’s the kind of injury the Patriots will have to consider going into a Week 17 game against the Dolphins. Though New England is assured of a playoff spot, they could still earn a Round 1 bye or a No. 1 seed, so there’s still a lot to play for. But that being said, there’s always the threat of injury with the playoffs in the bag.
Whether the Pats will rest anyone on Sunday was just one of several subjects touched on by Matt Chatham, Kevin Faulk and Dale Arnold on NESN Daily Monday, so check out their discussion in the video above.