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Pats' defensive pecking order in focus

Through two preseason games, 11 observations on the New England defense

Updated: August 23, 2010, 2:15 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Following the New England Patriots' two preseason victories, much of the attention has been focused on the team's offense: the promise of rookie tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, the revived running game and the remarkable return of Wes Welker, among others.

But what about the defense?

With this in mind, here are 11 things that have come to the fore on that side of the ball through the first two preseason games:

1. Patrick Chung is the clear-cut leader to ...

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