Weekly Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat. This week's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Considering how Bill Belichick approaches the final two games from a playing-time perspective.

2. Stevan Ridley's fumble and where the team goes from here.

3. Revisiting some key points from the loss to the 49ers.

4. The future of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

5. Patrick Chung vs. Steve Gregory at safety.

6. Chandler Jones and his play slipping a bit lately.

7. Would the Patriots consider Tim Tebow in 2013?

8. Playoff thoughts and the Patriots' chances?