New and improved D for real?

While Patriots fans want to believe, next week's Texans game will tell all

Updated: December 3, 2012, 9:26 PM ET
By Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

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Q. Hi Tedy, I'm becoming concerned about the mounting injuries. At some point, a team just can not continue to cover up for the losses of key players. I think this was part of the reason why the Pats couldn't pull away yesterday. No starting guards, no Gronk, no Edelman after he was hurt, and no pass rush absent Jones and Cunningham. Smoke and mirrors may not get us past ...

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