Patriots coach Bill Belichick's response when asked to look ahead is usually predictable: We're just trying to get ready for the next opponent.
Not so, in Week 17.
FOXBORO -- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne is aware that Bill Belichick's strategy against him involves bringing a lot of pressure.
FOXBORO -- It sounded as though the Patriots had nothing to lose.
FOXBORO -- Donte' Stallworth was in Miami on Sunday. He witnessed the Patriots' 23-16 win over the Dolphins in person.
Only, he wasn't on the sidelines.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- New England's 49-19 win over the Jets Thursday night was a much bigger benchmark than win No. 8 of the 2012 season.