Based on paper, today's game should be a tight one down in Jacksonville. If the Patriots want to win and possibly make it look like an easy victory it will come down to three things.
Many New England Patriots have a charity which is dear to their heart. For linebacker Dont'a Hightower, that charity is the American Diabetes Association. This is the fourth year Dont'a has hosted a Monday Night Football watch party to benefit ADA. This year's event was held at Bar Louie in Patriot Place.
Although Monday night's weather was cold, wet, and dreary, the red carpet and lanes at Kings in Dedham was anything but. KIngs was this year's host location for James White's signature charity event- "Sweet Feet for Strikes". This is White's second year hosting the event. Previously it was hosted by former Patriot Jerod Mayo and called the Mayo Bowl. As White pointed out to his guests, changing the name to the "White Bowl" wouldn't have worked so well.
The day has finally arrived for real New England Patriots football. The fans are champing at the bit, finalizing their game day snacks and beverages. Mother Nature has dropped the temperature 40 degrees as a way of telling the Texans who her team is. Route 1 is filling up with vehicles adorned with current and retro Patriot logos. All of Patriot Nation is ready for kickoff, but are the Patriots?
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