The Boston Globe reports that cornerback Ellis Hobbs has broken the same bone in his wrist that linebacker Tedy Bruschi broke earlier this season. The injury came against the Broncos and Hobbs was inactive against the Bengals.
Michael Felger of the Boston Herald admits that if rookie kicker Stephen Gostkowski wasn't experiencing some growing pains entering the NFL, he would be the first kicker with immunity to them. However, Felger wonders how much wiggle room the kicker will get before the Pats bring in a veteran to help out.
The Patriot Ledger also explains that the Pats have been better than the Dolphins in many aspects of the game, including trick plays. Eric McHugh takes a look at Miami's flubbed 2-point conversion attempt against the Texans.
Michael Parenti of the Woonsocket Call reports on the hype surrounding Miami early in the season, and takes a look at the 1-3 Dolphins who'll be traveling to Gillette Stadium this weekend to take on the Pats.
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