Admit it.



KIRK MINIHANE

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FOXBORO — How will Randy respond?

In the wake of Moss' worst statistical game in his two-plus years as a Patriot, it’s a question that was asked a half-million times this past week. The wide receiver left the world wondering where his head was at after not talking Wednesday or Thursday, leaving everyone to ponder what was going on with him.



FOXBORO — It’s a rare gift the Patriots don’t expect to get again.



FOXBORO — Author Henry David Thoreau once implored his readers to, “Simplify, simplify.” Thoreau wasn’t much for football, but the New England native surely would have appreciated what the Patriots’ defense did against Carolina on Sunday.



Buck up, little camper. It’s not so bad.

Patriots fans are ready to jump off the Tobin Bridge after a string of dispiriting losses to the Colts, Saints and Dolphins, and after a truly rare phenomenon that’s possible only here in New England: a dispiriting December victory to maintain a lead in the race for the division title.



KERRY BYRNE

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Welcome back to the bag, and I hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday season. This week, we’ve got lots of talk about a certain No. 81 and what happened to him on Sunday against the Panthers.



An average NFL quarterback could have won this game for the Carolina Panthers. The combination of New England's limited pass rush and a below-average secondary would have any offensive coordinator licking his chops.



STEVE DEOSSIE

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FOXBORO — A day after Carolina defensive back Chris Gamble accused Randy Moss of checking out during Sunday’s Patriots-Panthers game, Moss’ coach and teammates came to the defense of the wide receiver on Monday, with New Englan



FOXBORO — It was not a masterpiece.

One of the quarterbacks had 59 passing yards and an interception at halftime … and his team ended up winning the game. There was a missed field goal, there were more than 100 yards of penalties and the winning team turned the ball over three times.



FOXBORO — These are strange days around Gillette Stadium.