Found January 14, 2013 on NESN.com:
On Sunday afternoon, with Rob Gronkowski and his injured forearm in the locker room and Danny Woodhead having long left the field, Wes Welker was still going. He had six catches for 120 yards at the half, and he finished the game with eight catches for 131 yards. It wasn’t like many people noticed, though, with everything else that was happening. On a day that saw key injuries, the further emergence of the Patriots’ running game and a New England defense continue to ascend, Welker’s numbers appeared to be just filler. But Welker is still a huge part of the Patriots’ attack, and what he did Sunday showed why he — not Gronkowski, not Woodhead, not Shane Vereen or Stevan Ridley or Brandon Lloyd or Aaron Hernandez – could be the most important factor heading into what New England hopes will be its final two wins of the season. Consider when Welker racked up his yardage. New England got to its 24-13 lead on the back of a strong first half, when Tom Brady continued to find Welker to exten...
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