Five key questions facing the Patriots

Updated: October 24, 2011, 12:06 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Five non-injury related questions to be answered for the New England Patriots the rest of the year:

1. Can they win in the playoffs?

Bill Belichick and his one-game-at-a-time mantra wouldn't approve of this question, especially since the picture can change quickly with one major injury. But all we can go on is the present and the 5-1 Patriots have positioned themselves well for another playoff berth.

So then the question becomes: Are they built to win in the postseason ...

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