Refs blew it, but Pats did, too

Painful loss stirs up issues of play calling, roster moves and more

Updated: November 19, 2013, 3:39 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's time to assess the New England Patriots following their 24-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Monday night. While the result was a disappointment and an official's non-call was a big storyline, that doesn't overshadow several other issues for the team.

Let's get right into them, as this is a week to quickly turn the page.

Q. As a New England native, I have been a diehard Patriots fan forever. I have also lived near Charlotte for 15 years, ...

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