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Saturday, January 5, 2013
23 players still with Pats from Jets loss

By Mike Reiss

One of the natural storylines resulting from a Patriots-Texans rematch is how the Patriots had a similar scenario in the 2010 season.

In 2010, the Patriots crunched the Jets 45-3 on Dec. 6, only to lose to them 28-21 in the divisional round of the playoffs.

This season, the Patriots crunched the Texans 42-14 on Dec. 10, and now face them in the divisional round of the playoffs.

With this in mind, there are 23 players on the current Patriots active roster who played in that Jets playoff loss, so they will need no reminder that a regular-season win means little in the playoffs.

The 23 players:

CB Kyle Arrington
QB Tom Brady
WR Deion Branch
S Patrick Chung
G Dan Connolly
DE Jermaine Cunningham
DL Brandon Deaderick
TE Rob Gronkowski
TE Aaron Hernandez
DL Kyle Love
G Logan Mankins
LB Jerod Mayo
DB Devin McCourty
P Zoltan Mesko
DE Rob Ninkovich
WR Matthew Slater
LB Brandon Spikes
RT Sebastian Vollmer
WR Wes Welker
C Ryan Wendell
LB Tracy White
DL Vince Wilfork
RB Danny Woodhead