Let's not discount the fact that we will abandon the run this week and Tanny is gonna have to throw 50 times to keep up with the Pats.
This team is going to have to produce over 5 YPC if they want to win, it only comes down to the pass if things get out of control. Reggie and Thomas (Mostly the O-Line IMO) has to perform great against them, slowly gaining chunks of yardage and eating up the clock to give rest to our defense who will surely be gassed if we have an outrageous pass/run ratio on offense.
I think NE is 10th against the run, and we did great against Seattle so they do not intimidate me as a fan. I seriously think we need to run the ball, giving both Reggie and Thomas near 15 touches individually to win, and most importantly behind picking up yards, rest the defense.