Is defensive improvement for real?

Updated: November 29, 2011, 4:56 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

With the Patriots delivering one of their best victories of the season in Philadelphia, there are three main topics that seem to be on the mind of emailers to the mailbag.

Defense -- The unit has been better in recent weeks, and while some want to "buy in," others are wondering if it's a result of playing poor quarterbacks.

Third receiver -- While not a major part of the team's offense, it's an interesting one given the struggles of Chad Ochocinco and second-year player Taylor Price ...

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