A few quick hits from CBS analyst Phil Simms, who will call Sunday's game between the Patriots and Dolphins:
On the Patriots: "I think any time you play on a Monday night, in an emotional game as big as the one in New Orleans, there’s always a concern. But the good thing for New England is they are playing Miami. They’re in their division. It is a rival, and they know for Miami one more loss and their season is over. All that really adds to the game and makes it more compelling."
On the Dolphins: "The question always is how will they generate enough offense to win? They’re going to get some ideas from watching tape of the New Orleans Saints. But can they execute them? Can they duplicate it? I have to see it to believe it. Now that Ronnie Brown is out, it’s going to be a struggle to get yards, make plays and score enough points to beat a team like New England. Even if Miami has a great day defensively, New England is still going to score their share of points because of Tom Brady, Randy Moss, and all their other offensive playmakers."