Giants vs. Patriots: 5 Patriot Defensive Issues That Need to Be Fixed

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Giants vs. Patriots: 5 Patriot Defensive Issues That Need to Be Fixed
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The New England Patriots are mired in a two-game losing streak—a streak that has materialized largely because of a struggling defense.  After allowing Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to pass for 365 yards in a 25-17 loss, New England bounced back by shutting out the New York Giants in the first half.

However, the fun didn’t last for Pats fans. Eli Manning marched his Giants team down the field for the game-winning touchdown in New York’s 24-20 victory over New England. 

With the team desperate for a win, there are problems on the Patriots defense that must be fixed—and fast. 

With a defense this poor, I’m not sure if you can fix much.  Nevertheless, here are five problems that the Patriots must at least try solving on defense immediately.   

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