Back for another edition of the mailbag, and this week it gets ugly. Maybe the ugliest since we started this weekly exercise. We’re talking Tony Siragusa in a hot-tub kinda ugly.



The Raiders are a better road team than the Patriots. Think about that for a minute.



STEVE DEOSSIE

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The best way to illustrate how lightly opposing offenses regard the Patriots pass rush came on the first play of the fourth quarter of Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Dolphins<



MIAMI — For the Patriots, the most damning indictment of their play Sunday afternoon didn’t come on the field. It came during Miami coach Tony Sparano’s postgame press conference.



"We've got to coach better. Play better. Just have to do a better job." -- Bill Belichick after the Patriots' 22-21 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.



KIRK MINIHANE

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It’s not a hat and T-shirt game, but it’s awful close.



I never heard a building as consistently loud as it was at the Superdome on Monday night during the Saints-Patriots game.



It’s official: the days of Bill Belichick the “defensive genius” are over.



KERRY BYRNE

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Monday night's 38-17 loss to the Saints was a systematic dismantling of the Patriots by a superior team.



STEVE DEOSSIE

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Ousted at Notre Dame earlier this week, Charlie Weis likely won’t be out of football for long.