Tom Brady will see an old friend, former backup Matt Cassel, on the other side, starting for the Vikings. But one of New England's biggest worries will be slowing down wideout Cordarrelle Patterson, who had a huge game rushing and receiving at St. Louis.
"He's definitely a tremendous athlete," linebacker Dont'a Hightower said of Patterson. "You don't see many guys who can do that, come out and play receiver and then actually line up in the backfield and run the ball like a running back."
Running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in Texas for using a branch to spank one of his sons and the Vikings promptly benched him for their game Sunday.