10 things for Patriots-Packers

Updated: December 19, 2010, 3:19 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

A look at 10 areas that project to be crucial, from a New England Patriots perspective, in Sunday night's game against the visiting Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium (NBC, 8:20 p.m. ET):

1. Avoiding the mental pitfall with Packers' QB change. The Patriots know they've caught a break with Green Bay ruling Aaron Rodgers out because of a concussion. At the same time, it's not as if the growing-on-the-job Patriots defense is without flaws (e.g., 32nd in the NFL on third down), so this will ...

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