The New England Patriots have had a lot said about them since their return to glory. They've been called a dynasty, one of the best franchises of the 2000s and a lot more. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have given Foxboro something to look forward to every fall when football rolls around.
One thing you don't usually hear about the Patriots? Their defense. Don't get me wrong, the Pats have had some great defensive players and squads in the past, but if the past was all that mattered the Packers would be the best team ever.
This season the Patriots secondary has had some difficulty. The Pats secondary is giving up almost 300 yards per game through the air, third worst in the league.
If the Pats want to have a good season, the secondary needs to step up.
Here are five reasons they need to improve.