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Five Things for Patriots-Dolphins

Updated: January 1, 2011, 8:27 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Five factors, from a Patriots perspective, that figure to be notable in the team's regular-season finale against the Dolphins on Sunday (1 p.m. ET):

1. Managing the roster. Quarterback Tom Brady said he expects to start and play in the game, but for how long? Brady's status highlights how coach Bill Belichick has the luxury to manage different parts of his roster, balancing the idea of keeping some players sharp while also protecting them from increased exposure to injury. Injured ...

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