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Welcome to Gillette (Halloween edition)

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  October 31, 2010 12:40 PM

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Hey all --

Already saw one Moss mask on the way into the stadium today, and expect there will be several more as the man himself makes his return to Gillette as a member (again) of the Vikings.

Interestingly, this is the first-ever home game the Patriots have played on Halloween -- they have played seven times on Oct. 31, but all were on the road. Spooky stat: they're 2-5 in thos games.

Every report/tweet that's come out the last two days indicates that Brett Favre will start for Minnesota, which is the most predicatable non-story of the week. For the Patriots, Deion Branch (hamstring), Patrick Chung (knee), Matthew Slater (ankle) and Mike Wright (knee) are all listed as questionable -- we won't know for sure who's in and who's out until about 2:45 p.m., as inactives come out 90 minutes before kickoff.

There are no players on the field as of yet, but there are a bunch of kids taking part in the Punt, Pass & Kick competition in the north end zone.

We'll be posting updates throughout the day...

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