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Sunday, December 27, 2009
Who's up and who's down

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at who's up and who's down from the Patriots' 35-7 victory over the Jaguars:

Tom Brady --
With plenty of time in the pocket, quarterback is accurate to the tune of a 23-of-26 day, totaling 267 yards and four touchdowns.

Brandon Meriweather -- Safety looks like a missle in making a big tackle on third-and-1 on the Jaguars' first drive, which turns out to be a key play in the game, and later adds an interception.

Sammy Morris -- Running back finishes with 95 yards on 12 carries, with one touchdown. His 55-yard run out of a power set in the second quarter is one of the impressive plays of the game.

Offensive line -- When the quarterback isn't hit once and the running game totals a season-high 197 rushing yards, it's a credit to the big guys up front.

James Sanders -- Safety wraps up running back Maurice Jones-Drew on fourth-and-1 on the opening drive, which ends up being a turning point in the game.

Wes Welker -- Receiver totals 13 catches for 138 yards in his latest stellar performance.

Laurence Maroney --
Running back loses a fumble at the goal line in the first quarter and doesn't play again.