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Tuesday, December 31, 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 has been posted and includes some of the following topics:

1. Exploring possible opponents for the Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs.

2. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and the possibility of him becoming Browns head coach.

3. Expectations for rookie receivers in the playoffs.

4. Looking at the defense from a big-picture perspective.

5. Offensive lineman Logan Mankins and his health entering the playoffs.

6. Defensive tackle Sealver Siliga and his contributions in recent weeks and potentially in the future.

7. LeGarrette Blount, Stevan Ridley and the Patriots' running game.