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Bruschi Patriots chat recap

Every day after the Patriots play a game, Tedy Bruschi hosts his weekly Patriots chat on ESPNBoston.com. Today's chat kicked off at 3 p.m., can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Mounting injuries and their impact on the Patriots.

2. Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt and how to combat his penchant for batting down passes.

3. The mark of a good team -- winning when the quarterback doesn't put up big numbers.

4. The Patriots' defense and improvement: Is this defense really turning the corner?

5. Linebacker Jerod Mayo and the "hug" blitz producing a big sack.