Patriots keep winning despite shaky defense

Updated: November 12, 2012, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots keep winning despite a defense that keeps struggling.

They're missing tackles, giving receivers plenty of space and allowing long gains. Coach Bill Belichick, admired for his defensive brilliance, hasn't figured out how to get his players to correct all that so they won't need to make game-saving plays late in the fourth quarter.

"There are a lot of things that we can do a lot better," linebacker Jerod Mayo said Monday, "just starting ...

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