Well statistically New England is worse than we were last year so far. Found this on ESPN: "Whereas New England's defense typically has been one of the league's most reliable units, this season it has been anything but. New England now ranks last in the NFL in total defense and pass defense. Through seven games, New England has allowed 2,969 total yards, which is the fourth-worst defensive performance since the merger in 1970. The only teams that have allowed more yards through seven games were the 2002 Chiefs (3,087 yards), the 1976 Chiefs (3,058) and the 2005 49ers (2,991)." The Patriots are 5-2 through 7 games. They have played one gimme game the first week @ Miami. After that, they have played the Charger, @ Bills, @ Raiders, Jets, Cowboys, and @ Steelers. I would say the only game they truly lost because of their pass defense was the 34-31 loss at Buffalo. New England was up 21-0 and seemed to stop playing after that. (Sound familiar?) You can probably tell where I am going with this in relation to last year. We had what seemed like the worst pass defense since sliced bread was invented. The only playoff teams the Texans beat last year were the Colts (who destroyed us in the rematch) and Chiefs (Where we got that nice no-call from the refs on Andre Johnson's TD catch). However, a win is a win and a loss is a loss, so I must ask why the Patriots are winning with a horible pass defense and why were the Texans losing with a horrible pass defense, aka our favorite scapegoat of 2010. Is there a deeper problem in this team than CB #2-4 or WR #2-5?