Receiver Wes Welker's reduced workload stood out, playing 43-of-67 offensive snaps.
After playing in 89.2 percent of the team's total offensive snaps in 2011, he split time with Julian Edelman. Welker had a quiet game (3 catches for 14 yards) and this type of plan -- and his playing time -- makes one wonder if it's the potential beginning of a less Welker-centric attack.
This is something you will want to follow. TEs Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski were in for all 67 plays and even WR Brandon Lloyd had 57. Welker has been a mainstay stud in PPR formats, but could be in-line for a reduced workload. Don't panic just yet. We want to see another game or two.