New England Patriots' star tight end Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm in the team's big win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. As a result, ESPN reported that Gronkowski underwent surgery on Nov. 19 and will miss four to six weeks.

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Give credit to the Patriots' offensive line. They didn't give up a sack, and barely allowed Brady to be touched all night. A very impressive fact considering they were facing the number one defense in terms of fewest points allowed points per game and second best cheerleader websites in yardage allowed.

Through eight games this season, Angerer and Greenway are tied for fifth in the National Football League in solo tackles with 46. In addition, Angerer is the league's leading tackler with 90 if you throw in the 44 assisted tackles he has recorded. The next best tackler in the league in San Francisco's Navorro Bowman and he only has 68.

Lance Kendricks-Tight End: This is the player that you should be jumping on after the elite tight ends are gone off the board. Kendricks has had a tremendous camp and looks like he will be a huge part of the Rams' offense. Kendricks could put up a season like did for the New England Patriots. Expect Kendricks to put up about 40 catches for about 400 yards, but expect about 6-8 touchdowns from him. He is a real sleeper.

For the Patriots, the mid-season trade acquiring cornerback Aqib Talib has changed the dynamic of their defense. Talib has brought an aggressiveness to the defense, allowing them to blitz more often. It has also allowed Devin McCourty to switch to safety. McCourty has proven to be a ball-hawk as a safety, whereas, as a cornerback, he hardly ever knew where the ball was. The Patriots also don't have a safety who can cover as much ground as McCourty.

Chad Ochocinco continues to be Chad Outofsynco and it remains to be seen how much more patience the Patriots will have with him. Early in the second half, with the Patriots leading, 21-10, Chad Ochocinco ran an awful, lazy route– absolutely inexcusable for a veteran receiver of his stature. He did not make a sharp cut on a center post resulting in no separation from defensive back, Leodis McKelvin. Brady threw it to a place expecting Ochocinco to be open, but McKelvin beat Ochocinco to the spot and had inside position. Lack of separation has been a recurring theme with Ochocinco– a sign that he has lost his signature quickness and speed.

The biggest concern for the Jets to the position of this game is to defend the pass. Tom Brady has no shortage of weapons around him and the defense has struggled all season. It would be interesting to see how the Jets use their two elite cornerbacks in coverage during the game. I want to see Darrelle Revis Wes Welker on third downs, but beyond that I think he spends most of the rest of the game in Deion Branch. Antonio Cromartie needs to adjust the size of the Patriots tight end from time to time.

Brady followed up his worst performance of the year (19-for-36, 224 yards, 2 INTs) with his best. He finished 30-for-43 for 350 yards and 3 touchdowns. Against the Browns, Brady was inaccurate, indecisive, and unemotional. Sunday night, Brady was fired up. He was constantly imploring his teammates, most notably when Danny Woodhead came up short on a 3rd-and-4 draw play which killed a drive in the second quarter.

2010 outlook: New England needs to find it's leaders on defense. With guys like Tedy Bruschi and Rodney Harrison gone before the season started last year the defense looked lost at times. The offense should be fine especially the passing game. Tom Brady should be more comfortable playing on his surgically repaired knee after more than a year away from surgery. The running game still doesn't blow you away, but it doesn't need to. As long as the running back crorps can get some tough yards from time to time New England should be fine. The Patriots have a pretty tough schedule, but I think they can go 11-5. The problem is I don't feel that will be good enough to win the division. I see an AFC wild card berth for the Patriots in 2010.