A look at who's up and who's down from the Patriots' 24-21 win over the Seahawks:
Up Matt Cassel -- Quarterback leads a poised fourth-quarter drive that lasts 14 plays, with every play out of the shotgun but the final two, and doesn't have one delay of game penalty despite a raucous crowd.
Brandon Meriweather -- Safety ties for a team high with seven tackles, and surges up the middle for a strip sack, recovered by Richard Seymour, that seals the win.
Mike Vrabel -- Linebacker plays every snap but one, finishes tied for a team high with seven tackles, and is the glue on a defense that lost starters Vince Wilfork, Tedy Bruschi and James Sanders in the first half.
Wes Welker -- Receiver totals a season-high 12 catches and totals 134 receiving yards, bouncing back from last week's performance against the Steelers when he was knocked out of the game in the third quarter on a Ryan Clark hit.
Down Gary Guyton -- Rookie starts at outside linebacker in the 3-4 alignment, but is eventually replaced by Rosevelt Colvin as he appears to struggle.
Run defense -- With four different ballcarriers, the Seahawks total 134 rushing yards on 26 carries (5.2 avg.).
Benjamin Watson -- Tight end catches a 2-yard touchdown pass, but could have cost the team with a good-natured celebration that was nonetheless against the rules.