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Patriots defense still a concern

Some critical stops with game on the line can't mask unit's deficiencies

Updated: October 22, 2012, 1:19 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There are real concerns with the New England Patriots' defense, particularly in the secondary. It's impossible not to come to that conclusion after the team's 29-26 overtime victory over the New York Jets on Sunday at Gillette Stadium -- another game, another quarterback putting up season-high stats for passing yards.

For long stretches of Sunday's game, the Patriots were sliced up by quarterback Mark Sanchez, so when the unit was called on to deliver two big game-saving ...

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