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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

By Mike Reiss

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. Playoff possibilities and the challenge of not having a first-round bye.

2. Disappointments and silver linings from the loss to the 49ers.

3. Time to move Devin McCourty back to corner if Alfonzo Dennard is injured?

4. Is safety Patrick Chung primed to re-emerge?

5. Running back Stevan Ridley and his fumbles the last two weeks.