How should the Pats handle Week 17?

Updated: December 29, 2009, 3:56 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The sudden changes of the NFL season are once again remarkable.

Last week, the main topic of the mailbag focused on the Patriots' offensive struggles and quarterback Tom Brady. This week, the offense is back on track and the primary focus is playoff positioning.

Then you look around the league and see teams like the Saints and Vikings, who at one point looked unstoppable, struggling as they make it toward the finish line. You also wonder if the Colts are flirting with disaster with ...

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