Patriots engage in forward thinking

Vince Wilfork, Tom Brady echo team's mantra of focusing on next target

Updated: January 2, 2011, 10:31 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots finished their 2010 regular season in style, but already they've moved on to the "next target." This is the way they roll.

Bring on the playoffs.

That was already on the minds of players as they exited an upbeat locker room following their 38-7 pummeling of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. Yes, they were excited about finishing the regular season with authority. But this team doesn't do much looking back. Instead, the Patriots ...

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