Every Thursday, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at noon ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Thoughts on potential playoff opponents, with respect for the Colts.
2. Aaron Dobson and the possibility he lands on season-ending injured reserve.
3. Concern over the Patriots' options at receiver, which has a familiar playoff look.
4. Thoughts on the process which has assistants like Josh McDaniels interviewing for head coaching jobs during the playoffs.
5. Making picks for wild-card weekend -- Bengals, Colts, 49ers and Saints.