Fauria discusses his thoughts and predictions looking to today's game at 1pm. Christian talks about Gronk's impact, why he feels Matt Stafford is overrated and why he feels tailgating is too much work!

FOXBORO — The following players are inactive for Sunday’s game against the Lions: defensive linemen Chandler Jones and Dominique Easley, offensive linemen Cameron Fleming and Jordan Devey, cornerback Malcolm Butler, wide receiver Aaron Dobson and running back James White.

FOXBORO — The following players are inactive for Sunday’s game against the Lions: defensive linemen Chandler Jones and Dominique Easley, offensive linemen Cameron Fleming and Jordan Devey, cornerback Malcolm Butler, wide receiver Aaron Dobson and running back James White.

Jones (hip) and Fleming (ankle/finger) had already been ruled out. LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray are both active, as Blount was signed Thursday morning, while Gray missed practice on Friday as he was late to the facility and sent home.

Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is active for the first time in three games, while Easley is missing just his second game of the season. Dobson has now been inactive for five straight games.

For the Lions, running back Reggie Bush and Nick Fairley are inactive, while Calvin Johnson is active.

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Tim Twentyman gives the boys a call to give us some inside info on the Lions. He talks about Lions' fans not knowing quite what to make of this team, Suh's awesome play this season, Detroit being more disciplined this season under Jim Caldwell, if he thinks MegaTron is healthy and what he sees going down today in New England.

[0:00:00] ... NFL Sunday Sports Radio WEEI we can view across the street from Gillette Stadium. In SATA far wind river environment broadcast studio. Brought to our friends that reads very ships NFL Sunday of course presented by the plant ski insurance. A complaints insurance they shops that you saved a complaint he dot com also brought to buy. Anderson McQuay architectural holdings. And Boston Volkswagen every single week here on NFL Sunday we go behind enemy lines we do it today with two point manned lead writer at Detroit Lions. Dot com Tim. Thanks for joining us good morning hi Dylan. Morning guys are used on. Well thanks. What do you make of this Detroit Lions team it had they had a field goal kicker earlier this year that he they what could have been. Eight to may ...
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FOXBORO — A chilly morning will give way to a seasonably comfortable day as the Patriots look to improve their top position in the AFC with an early afternoon game against the Lions at Gillette Stadium.

Jonas Gray oversleeps and perhaps Blount will get his shot to shine again in New England. Price says he was a little surprised by the signing, but it does make some sense as far as depth and physicality goes.

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The boys discuss Jonas Gray showing up late to practice Friday after oversleeping and what that means for him going forward as well as the team as a whole. They also talk about some locker room ribbing and joking that will go on for the young running back.

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Darrelle Revis will have his sights set on containing "Megatron" Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)

Darrelle Revis will have his sights set on containing “Megatron” Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)

FOXBORO — A chilly morning will give way to a seasonably comfortable day as the Patriots look to improve their top position in the AFC with an early afternoon game against the Lions at Gillette Stadium.

Temperatures are expected in the low 50s with a chance of rain. Wind is likely going to be the biggest factor on the day, coming out of the southwest at 10 MPH but gusting to as high as 16 MPH.

The Patriots are playing their first home game since beating Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Nov. 2. They are paying tribute to America’s service men and women with several activities planned. There will be a pregame flyover by two F-15Cs from the 104th Fighter Wing, 131st Squadron from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass. The F-15C is an Air Dominance aircraft. The men and women of the 104th provide around-the-clock Homeland Defense of the Northeast Region as well as providing air power around the world.

The national anthem will be performed by the Massachusetts Army National Guard “Voices of Freedom” and the color guard will be provided by the U.S. Marine Corps out of Devens, Mass.

Once the game begins, the Patriots will look for their seventh straight win, which would give them their 14th straight winning season. That streak would match the Green Bay Packers of 1934-47 for the fifth longest in NFL history. Dallas holds the all-time record of 20 from 1966-85. The 14 straight winning seasons would be the third-longest in the NFL since the 1970 merger.

The Patriots will be without pass rusher Chandler Jones for a fourth straight game with a hip injury while Cameron Fleming is out with a ankle injury. Fleming had just returned last week from a five-game absence with a finger injury.

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Greg Dickerson, Steve DeOssie and Chris Price kick off NFL Sunday remembering the Flutie hail mary 30 years later. Then they get into their thoughts after watching the Pats handle the Colts rather easily last week.

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