Mailbag: Mankins, Moss and more

Patriots riding high at 6-1, but optimism overshadowed by player news in this 'bag

Updated: November 3, 2010, 11:07 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

This week's mailbag took a few dramatic turns.

After the Patriots' 28-18 victory over the Vikings on Sunday, the majority of e-mails into the mailbag were bigger picture in nature, focusing on how the team had the best record in the NFL at 6-1. There was optimism at the growth of the defense and how the Patriots were winning close games.

Then came a wave of Randy Moss questions, focused first on his postgame press conference, and then the shocking ...

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