Concern and optimism for Patriots

Four reasons to worry about the team, four reasons to feel good

Updated: September 21, 2009, 4:16 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Over the past three weeks, the reminders have been plentiful about how fast things can change in the NFL.

Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson appeared to be fighting for a roster spot in the final preseason game, only to become one of the team's heroes with two late touchdown grabs in the season opener.

In that game, the Patriots looked like they were headed for a loss, trailing 24-13 with 5:25 remaining in regulation, only to charge back for a dramatic win.

Then ...

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