Five big problems for the Patriots
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The Patriots have a lot to answer for after a 25-17 loss to the Steelers Sunday that wasn't as close as the score indicates. At 5-2, the Patriots are positioned to make a playoff run, but the way they played and the presence of teams like the Bills, Jets, Steelers, Ravens, and Bengals in the AFC clouds the picture. Was the Patriots' loss in Pittsburgh an aberration? Here are five of the team's weaknesses that suggest it may not be.