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Defense still a question for Patriots

Updated: October 24, 2011, 8:36 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Six games down, 10 -- or up to 14 -- to go (depending on your level of optimism). Here are five key questions as the Patriots get set to emerge from their bye week:

1. What's the potential for this defense?

The Patriots should get a few bodies back on the defensive side of the ball after the bye, including linebacker Jerod Mayo. It will be interesting to see if improved health will further aid this unit's ability to gel. You know the story by now: New England gave up a ...

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