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Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

12/17/2013

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. Looking closer at the idea that the Patriots abandoned the running game versus the Dolphins.

2. Red zone struggles on offense and how the Patriots might correct them.

3. Running back Shane Vereen's quiet day against the Dolphins.

4. Vulnerability on defense and if there are any silver linings.

5. Rookie receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins and if they're closer to a return.