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Things to watch: Patriots-Colts

Updated: December 3, 2011, 11:11 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Key areas for the New England Patriots in their game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium (Sunday, 1 p.m. CBS):

1. Protection on the edges It's been a down year for the Colts' defense, but the unit still has dangerous edge rushers in Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. They can ruin a game. With Pats rookie Nate Solder likely stepping in for injured right tackle Sebastian Vollmer, and the possibility that rookie Marcus Cannon could also see time when Solder ...

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