The forecast calls for 25-30 mph winds, possible gusts up to 50 mph, temps in the mid to upper 30s. No precipitation likely.

This might give everyone an indication of whether the Patriots can control the ball on the ground if they have to, or conversely if they can go with the vertical passing game no matter what.

I would think that 30 mph winds mean any pass over 20 yards would be a crapshoot, but who knows. It could be a night for short slants, screens, and other run-after-the-catch type patterns along with a test for Maroney and the running game.