Q: Will a viable RB emerge for the Patriots?
A: Not at all despite million-year veteran RB Kevin Faulk's 48 yards rushing and 29 yards receiving. With no running game and a QB who can't throw deeper than 15 yards, there are more games like this, and the Dolphins' disaster, in the team's future.
Q: Does RB Ladainian Tomlinson have the big game that has been too infrequent this season?
A: No, and it seems waiting for it is an exercise in futility. Next carrot being offered to string along Tomlinson owners is the Week 9 bye. After that, he'll be back to normal.