Up and down at midseason

Updated: October 29, 2013, 10:56 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Last year's NFL trade deadline was exciting for the Patriots, as they acquired cornerback Aqib Talib from the Buccaneers. Will they be wheeling and dealing again this year?

We'll find out by the end of the day Tuesday, and that's the topic that leads off this week's Patriots mailbag.

As for where things stand with the team, quarterback Tom Brady summed it up this way after Sunday's 27-17 win over the Dolphins: "We're 6-2 and we've got a whole season ahead of us, but ...

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