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Pats' secondary on a mission

After rough first week, defense is eager to prove itself against Chargers' offense

Updated: September 16, 2011, 8:36 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There were questions about the Patriots' overhauled secondary entering the 2011 campaign, and allowing Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne to pass for a career-best 416 yards on Monday did little to quell any concerns, even as the Patriots emerged with a season-opening win.

New England's defensive backs can take solace in the fact that secondaries were universally scorched in Week 1. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the league's 32 teams combined for 7,842 net passing ...

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