A look at who's up and who's down from the Patriots' loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLII:
Up Kevin Faulk -- Running back caps off a fine season by catching seven passes for 52 yards, with some nice moves to move the chains.
Run defense -- Strong effort from the front seven, limiting the Giants to 91 yards on 26 carries (3.5 avg.).
Adalius Thomas -- Outside linebacker brings his A-game, consistently pressing the pocket with excellent pass rushing.
Wes Welker -- Receiver ties a Super Bowl record with 11 receptions.
Coaching staff -- In the biggest game of the year, the team seemed slow to adjust and the decision to go for it on fourth-and-13 early in the third quarter -- from the New York 31 -- is puzzling.
Offensive line -- Unit is overpowered by a relentless Giants pass rush. Matt Light (two false starts) and Nick Kaczur struggle at tackle, while the interior also had breakdowns.
Secondary -- When the opportunity came to make a play to close out the game in the fourth quarter, CB Asante Samuel, S Rodney Harrison and CB Ellis Hobbs could not deliver.
Benjamin Watson -- Tight end finishes without a catch -- he did a key pass interference call in the end zone -- and draws two costly penalties (offensive holding, false start).
MONDAY PLAN: The Patriots are scheduled to fly back to New England. Later in the day, the plan will be to look at the snaps played by skill position players in the game.