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New England Patriots: 5 Players Who Need to Improve
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Largely considered the favorites to attain Super Bowl glory entering 2011—for what would mark their fourth championship of the decade—the New England Patriots’ season has been a mixed bag.

Impressive wins marred by unexpected losses compounded by an apparent lack of consistency on both sides of the ball.

Now 5-2, the Patriots still very easily remain among those in the Super Bowl conversation, but have understandably lost some of the steam of which they entered the season with.

Here are five players who need to improve in order to better Bill Belichick's chances at getting that fourth ring this year.

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