Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/6/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 33-14. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
This game could very well be decided by injuries. New England will be lacking two huge offensive producers in Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski.The Patriots offense has at times this season, appeared to be unstoppable. This week though, they will be without two key starters – Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. Last week against the Dolphins, the Patriots produced just 213 net passing yards, their second-lowest total of the season.  Bill Belichick is one of the best at putting his pieces in a position to succeed. If anyone can keep an offense going after losing two guys that big, it’s Bill.Houston may have lost a key piece as well, though it may not be new news, it is still big news. Johnathan Joseph remains on the Texans’ injury report as ‘questionable.’ If Joseph is unable to go (we’ve seen his impact in the past,) the Patriots may very well have a bid day passing the football.They have been on fire this season, though the Dolphins slowed them down quite a bit in week 13. Brady was...
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