Quarterback Tom Brady led a quartet of Patriots who were named to the AFC Pro Bowl team on Tuesday evening.



FINALLY!

This was the team we were expecting with the return of Tom Brady. Check that. This is what we were expecting plus some excellent defense.



STEVE DEOSSIE

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When it comes to deciding who is going to play and who will sit in Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Texans in Houston, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is well aware of the reality of the situation.



FOXBORO — The mask first appeared in the second half, and it was an indication of just what kind of day it would be at Gillette Stadium.



Sometimes a little perspective is needed. We can get too close sometimes.



KIRK MINIHANE

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With two games left in the regular season and the playoffs looming just over the horizon, quarterback Tom Brady confessed Wednesday that the Patriots still are searching for an offensive identity.



Somewhere along the way, the pigskin “punditry” has forgotten that the best quarterback in football plays in New England.



KERRY BYRNE

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Welcome back to the holiday edition of the WEEI.com mailbag. We’ve been powering through the Christmas music the last week or so in a final frantic rush to get geared up for the holiday.



Thank goodness the AFC East sucks. The Patriots, as bland as they are playing, will win the division.

So why does watching the Patriots play feel like winning a dollar on a dollar scratch ticket? Simple: Because it is better than losing.



STEVE DEOSSIE

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Randy Moss didn’t want to leave any doubt.