Each week we hand out our Game Balls (good things) and Goats (not good) awards for the week's game. …
Patriots IR Andre Carter
Carter has started all 14 games for New England in 2011 and has 59 tackles and 10 sacks. He tied a franchise record with four sacks at the Jets on Nov. 13 and was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance.
McKinley, 24, was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as a rookie free agent out of Minnesota on May 4, 2010 but was released prior to the start of training camp. He was re-signed by Minnesota on July 31 and has spent part of the 2011 season on the Vikings' practice squad.
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