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Case Keenum #7 of Houston Texans runs for a five yard touchdown in the third quarter against the New England Patriots on December 1, 2013. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz: Patriots Defense Back To Square One

With the amount of key players the Patriots have lost for the season on defense, what was supposed to be a strength of this team at the beginning of the year is now their weakness…again.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/02/2013

Dont'a Hightower #45 of the New England Patriots watches the action from the sidelines on August 20, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Zolak: Hightower Should Be Giving The Patriots More

Injuries are the main reason to point to when discussing this defense’s recent woes. However, some players aren’t living up to their billing – one of them being linebacker Dont’a Hightower.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/02/2013

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Blog: Levan Reid’s Midterm Grades

Levan Reid hands out some midterm grades for the Patriots.

11/10/2013

LeVeon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball past Steve Gregory #28 of the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Gresh & Zo: Patriots Injuries Have Reached Critical Mass

With Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly all out for the season, losing starting safety Steve Gregory would be very tough to overcome. Gresh and Zolak discussed the Patriots injury woes Monday morning.

98.5 The Sports Hub–11/04/2013

Kicker Nick Folk #2 of the New York Jets hits the game winning field goal in overtime against the New England Patriots. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Breer On Gresh & Zo: Breakdown The ‘Pushing’ Penalty

NFL Network’s Bert Breer joins Gresh & Zo to breakdown overtime penalty call against the Patriots in Week 6.

98.5 The Sports Hub–10/22/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 20: Antonio Allen #39, Kyle Wilson #20 and Darrin Walls #30 of the New York Jets take down Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 20, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Offensive Struggles, Special Teams Blunders Lead To Patriots Overtime Loss Against Jets

After an impressive last-minute win over the New Orleans Saints last week, the New England Patriots fell back on their bad habits in an overtime loss to the New York Jets this week.

10/21/2013

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Socci’s Patriots Notebook: Brady’s Vision Unlike Any Other

Bob Socci takes a look at Tom Brady’s uncanny ability to see the whole field, practice teamers, and the Ryan brothers.

10/19/2013

Safety Steve Gregory #28 of the New England Patriots runs with an interception. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Steve Gregory On Gresh & Zo: More Injuries On Defense

Gresh and Zo talk with Patriots safety Steve Gregory big win over the Saints in Week 6. Gregory talks about the adjustments made when the injuries occurred and how things will work moving forward.

98.5 The Sports Hub–10/16/2013

Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins catches the game-winning touchdown with five seconds left against the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Gold Stars, Penalty Flags For Patriots Week 6 Win Over Saints

Levan Reid hands out his hardware for the Patriots’ Week 6 win over the New Orleans Saints.

10/16/2013

Jerod Mayo #51 of the New England Patriots reacts after he sacked Matt Moore #8 of the Miami Dolphins in the second half at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Place LB Jerod Mayo On IR

In another blow to the improved Patriots’ defense, New England placed linebacker Jerod Mayo on the IR on Wednesday.

10/16/2013

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