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Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

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 included some of the following topics:

1. Getting deeper into the Patriots-Falcons matchup.

2. Patriots running game will be crucial this week.

3. Looking to Denver and the Broncos' success, and considering how the Patriots match up.

4. Looking closer at the split with running back carries for the Patriots this season.

5. Rob Ninkovich's contract extension and if cornerback Aqib Talib could be next.

6. Comparing former Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko with current Patriots punter Ryan Allen.