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For Patriots, it's onward and upward

How will Belichick handle finale? Which foe should we least want to see in January?

Updated: December 28, 2010, 12:16 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

This week's Patriots mailbag is a bit like the team's offense. It is a spread-it-out around approach, with no one theme dominating.

Naturally, some e-mailers are curious how Bill Belichick will approach the season finale at home against the Dolphins. Belichick basically revealed his intentions on sports radio WEEI, saying Monday that there is no reason to rush injured players back this week or suit up anyone who isn't close to 100 percent. The idea is to carefully manage the ...

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