Welcome to Gillette: Pats-Dolphins
|11.08.09 at 10:07 am ET|
FOXBORO – Conditions will be ideal for players and fans alike today at Gillette Stadium as sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s are expected for kickoff.
In honor of Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, there will be a flyover from four Blackhawk helicopters from the 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation. In addition, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, Spaulding Rehab, Walter Reed and the Wounded Warrior Project will be hosting 18 veterans/active military personnel at today’s game as guests.
Other game notes:
The Patriots will announce their inactives at 11:30 but five of the eight are already known as Matt Light, Jarvis Green, Fred Taylor, Sammy Morris and Julian Edelman have already been ruled out for today’s game.
Jonathan Wilhite was questionable as of Friday with an illness that forced him to miss practice all week.
The Patriots are 40-12 in the AFC East since the start of the 2001 season.
The Patriots are a remarkable 70-17 after Nov. 1, including the playoffs, since 2001.
Miami leads the all-time series, 49-38, with the Patriots leading, 26-17, in Foxboro.
The Dolphins, who gave up 36 second half points to the Saints, enter the game with two key defensive starters unavailable. Linebacker Channing Crowder [shouler] and tackle Jason Ferguson [elbow] are out. Reggie Torbor will fill in for Crowder while Paul Soliai takes the spot of Ferguson.
Miami is 3-0 in the division for the first time since they started the 1990 season 4-0 in the AFC East.
Dolphins CEO Mike Dee is likely to be in attendance. Dee was the Executive VP of Business Affairs and Chief Operating Officer of the Red Sox from 2002-09.
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