Welcome to Gillette for Patriots-Dolphins!

Welcome to Gillette for Patriots-Dolphins!
December 30, 2012, 7:23 pm
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FOXBORO -- Much of New England is outfitted in winter white this Sunday, not that you would know at Gillette Stadium. There are still traces of Saturday night's snowstorm on the venue's seats and concourses, but the field turf looks pristine for the Patriots regular season finale against Miami.
Nearly a dozen Dolphins players are outside -- sweats on, hoods up -- trying to get acclimated to the 26-degree weather. Today's temperature is currently at its peak, by the way. Wind could also be a factor for both teams today as 26-mile per hour gusts are expected.
Gillette's video boards are showing the Colts-Texans game. Interesting, no?
Usually, the screens display all the day's scores via NFL Network's Red Zone. But (as you've probably heard ad nauseum) if Indianapolis upsets Houston and the Patriots win over Miami, New England will get a bye. Either outcome could influence personnel decisions for today's game.
Kickoff on this AFC East tilt is in less than two hours.