Mailbag: Early thoughts on Pats-Saints

Game could put Pats in elite class or put monkey on their back

Updated: November 24, 2009, 11:26 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Some weeks, the mailbag is filled with questions from the previous game. Such was the case last week after the Patriots' heartbreaking loss to the Colts.

This week is a bit different.

With the Patriots having taken care of business against the Jets on Sunday, it seems like many e-mailers have hit the fast-forward button and already are looking ahead to the upcoming "Monday Night Football" clash against the Saints.

I also noticed quite a few questions on playoff positioning and ...

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