Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics:
1. Where do the Patriots go from here with Andre Carter out for the year?
2. Concern over the run defense in back to back weeks.
3. Picking the playoff teams that would provide the toughest matchup.
4. Looking closer at Bill Belichick's thinking on challenging Aaron Hernandez's catch in the end zone and using starters on special teams.
5. Spotlight on linebacker Gary Guyton's declining role on defense and special teams.