Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New York Jets
New York Daily News columnist Vic Ziegel writes the Jets "will spend much of Friday heading in the wrong direction. West, where men are men and Jets become patsies."
Daily News beat reporter Rich Cimini takes a closer look at running back Thomas Jones' terrific season.
Joshua Robinson of the New York Times crafts an enjoyable feature on Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold.
Dave Hutchinson of the Newark Star-Ledger writes first-round pick Vernon Gholston probably will be scratched a second straight game.
Buffalo News columnist Bob DiCesare writes tackle Jason Peters' selection to the Pro Bowl should worry the Bills.
Allen Wilson of the Buffalo News writes the Bills' stud kick returners are OK with Leon Washington being named to the Pro Bowl ahead of them.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reporter Sal Maiorana revisits the Bills' stellar return units.
Pro Football Weekly's Matt Sohn reports Chad Pennington has surprised the Dolphins' brass, and offensive coordinator Dan Henning will be back next year.
Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero examines the ever-shuffling offensive line.
Edgar Thompson of the Palm Beach Post weighs the impact of guard Justin Smiley's season-ending injury.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Harvey Fialkov tries to find out what makes the difference when opponents get inside Miami's 20.
New England Patriots
Boston Globe reporter Christopher L. Gasper says Matt Cassel "honored his father's memory simply by suiting up."
Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune in Arizona writes Matt Leinart always knew Cassel could play in the NFL.
Boston Herald reporter Karen Guregian notes ball security will be paramount Sunday against the Cardinals.