Welker might be Pats' MVP

Updated: November 20, 2009, 4:57 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

When the Patriots lost to the Jets earlier this season, receiver Wes Welker was sidelined with a knee injury. Now Welker is back, the Jets are coming to town, and the natural question is: How much of a difference will that make?

A big one, obviously, so how about this question: Is Welker the Patriots' most valuable player?

A compelling case can be made for the incomparable Welker.

His 64 receptions tie for second most in the NFL, a total even more impressive when considering ...

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