By Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff
The Patriots will begin the second half of the season in Week 10 having made a bold move to acquire cornerback Aqib Talib. When available after his suspension ends, he’ll hopefully boost the team’s 28th ranked pass defense. But his acquisition isn’t the only point of attention the Patriots have at the midway point. Here’s a look at five ways for the Patriots to improve as they begin their playoff push.