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Posted by Albert Breer  December 19, 2009 02:11 PM

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It's always tough going to Buffalo in December. But I've never had to resort to this. With a flight scheduled for 8:55 p.m., it's too risky to wait and see what this storm will bring. So Chris Gasper and I are about to road-trip out to Buffalo.

So to tide you over, I'll offer up this link to Monique Walker's story in Friday's Globe on the tackle situation for the Patriots. And, as a bonus, here's a chart looking at the rotation the Patriots used against the Panthers, with plays, yards and results factored in ...

First drive: 4 plays, 8 yards (turnover on downs)
LT Matt Light, RT Nick Kaczur

Second drive: 6 plays, 39 yards (punt)
LT Matt Light, RT Nick Kaczur

Third drive: 4 plays, 14 yards (interception)
LT Matt Light, RT Nick Kaczur

Fourth drive: 6 plays, 53 yards (fumble)
LT Matt Light, RT Sebastian Vollmer

Fifth drive: 3 plays, 0 yards (punt)
LT Matt Light, RT Sebastian Vollmer

Sixth drive: 3 plays, 6 yards (punt)
LT Sebastian Vollmer, RT Nick Kaczur

Seventh drive: 5 plays, 57 yards (touchdown)
LT Matt Light, RT Sebastian Vollmer

Eighth drive: 7 plays, 74 yards (fumble)
LT Matt Light, RT Nick Kaczur

Ninth drive: 13 plays, 96 yards (touchdown)
LT Matt Light, RT Sebastian Vollmer

Tenth drive: 10 plays, 46 yards (field goal)
LT Sebastian Vollmer, RT Nick Kaczur*

Eleventh drive: 7 plays, 13 yards (field goal)
LT Matt Light, RT Sebastian Vollmer

Twelfth drive: 6 plays, 13 yards (kneeldowns)
LT Matt Light, RT Sebastian Vollmer

* -- Kaczur was injured and replaced by Vollmer on the sixth play of this drive
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