Bill Barnwell on all things Week 8 in the NFL, plus paying final respects to the Patriots' defense - Grantland Haven't seen this linked yet. I guess nothing new here that Pat fans already know. But it doesn't paint a pretty picture of the talent acquired for the defense the past few years. They have to improve a lot in the next couple of months to make this team not so one-dimensional. Hopefully the defense can make some progress again like they did against NYJ and DAL.