CONSERVE TIMEOUTS- While the Patriots have yet to waste timeouts this season, in recent years losses usually included some boneheaded timeouts taken. If the Patriots don't have to waste timeouts on offense, they can use them if they caught in a rough spot on defense.
3RD AND 4TH DOWN STOPS- Andy Reid has been going for it on 4th down early in games this season. You probably haven't heard much about it since they've been so successful. After successfully going for it in their first possession of game three, they rolled the dice from their own 34 in game 4 against Denver. Once again they were successful. On the year they are a perfect 3 for 3 on 4th down attempts.