Patriots Could Make Heads Turn Today

Henry LaborantiContributor IOctober 4, 2009

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Chris Baker #86 of the New England Patriots celebrates a 36-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

With the undefeated Baltimore Ravens coming into Foxborough today, the Patriots can settle many of their critics with a win. The win doesn't need to be a 5 touchdown pass performance by Tom Brady or a 200 yard showing by Randy Moss, all it needs to be is a W. Lately, many have been on the Patriot's back about their performance so far this season but Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots will look to prove they are still the best in the AFC.

What to look for:

The Patriots ran the ball more last week than they have in years. Look for them to give more hand offs to Fred Taylor and Lawrence Maroney this week as the Ravens will bring the heat on Brady.

Tom Brady will have Wes Welker back as ESPN reported just minutes ago. Look for Brady to throw short posts to Welker as the rushing defense of the Ravens know what rattles Brady the most.

The Patriots defense has yet to allow a 300 yard game. Look for the Patriots too drop back in coverage more than blitz from the outside, the lineman should take care of that even though Wilfork seems to be out for the game.