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The regular season finale has all the makings of a trial by fire for reserve offensive linemen Ryan O'Callaghan and Wesley Britt. New York, with nothing to play for, is expected to play their starters against the Patriots second string blockers. It bears watching to see if the Patriots blocker have what it takes to defend Tom Brady and open holes for the running game.

Uh oh.The Patriots have not only one new face on the offensive line, but two. With Stephen Neal still ailing form a shoulder injury and Nick Kaczur set to miss his first game due to a foot injury, the offensive line has a major adjustment to make. Russ Hochstein will fill in for Neal -- something he's done a number of times - and Ryan O'Callaghan will make his first start for Kaczur this season...

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