Here are the ten matchups we’re looking forward to seeing in Sunday’s Patriots-Cardinals game at Gillette Stadium:



FOXBORO -- Dan Connolly and Shane Vereen lead a list of seven Patriots listed as questionable for Sunday's home opener against the Cardinals at Gillette Stadium. All seven were limited on Friday as the Patriots had their second straight day of perfect attendance at practice, which was in shorts and shells on the main stadium field.

Sports Illustrated NFL writer Peter King made his weekly appearance on Mut & Merloni on Friday as part of WEEI's Patriots Friday coverage.

Looking at the Patriots' season-opening victory over the Titans, King joined the legions who were impressed with New England's dominant defensive effort.

FOXBORO -- The Patriots had everyone on their 53-man roster at practice for the second straight day on Friday as the team worked out in shorts and shells on the main Gillette Stadium field. 

It was the second straight day back at practice for offensive lineman Dan Connolly, who was listed as limited on Thursday with a head injury. Connolly suffered the injury while serving as fullback on Stevan Ridley's one-yard TD run on Sunday in Tennessee. 

FOXBORO -- There are moments that define every NFL player’s career. There are moments that stick out as unforgettable timestamps and unmistakable landmarks in history.

I remember sitting in the living room with my then-1-year-old daughter, Janie, watching Super Bowl XXXVI on Feb. 3, 2002.



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NFL Network analyst Mike Lombardi joined Dennis & Callahan on Friday morning to preview Sunday's Patriots-Cardinals game and discuss news from around the league.

Lombardi said the Patriots need to stay away from turnovers and sloppy play against an Arizona team that has some talent on defense.

FOXBORO -- The Patriots will try to go to 2-0 when they meet the Cardinals Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.



FOXBORO -- With the return of Dan Connolly on Thursday, the Patriots had perfect attendance at practice for the first time this season, as New England continued preparing for its home opener Sunday against the Cardinals. Here's the complete injury report:

Limited participation

G Dan Connolly (head)

CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring)

TE Daniel Fells (shin)

OL Nick McDonald (shoulder)

CB Sterling Moore (knee)

RB Shane Vereen (foot)

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cardinals plan to start quarterback Kevin Kolb on Sunday against the Patriots.

Kolb will get the start over John Skelton, who suffered an ankle sprain in Arizona's 20-16 victory over the Seahawks in Week 1. Sunday will mark Kolb's first start since Dec. 11 of last season, as the former second-round pick missed eight games due to various injuries last season.

FOXBORO -- Offensive lineman Dan Connolly returned Thursday to Patriots practice as the team held full pads practice with perfect attendance. Connolly, who has a history of concussion-related injuries, suffered a head injury while blocking as a fullback on Stevan Ridley's 1-yard touchdown run on Sunday. 

With Connolly back, all 53 players on the roster were present for the first time this season.