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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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 is posted and includes some of the following topics:

1. Why the Texans matchup is a good one for the Patriots.

2. Quarterback Matt Schaub the weak link for the Texans?

3. Bulletin-board material and what impact it might have on Sunday.

4. Josh McDaniels turning down the opportunity to interview for head-coaching jobs.

5. Looking at percentage of running back snaps and Stevan Ridley's production.