Next week will be a huge test but more importantly the Pats need to: 1. Fix the run defense. Now some people say this may be an abberation and the week before limited Westbrook, but I'd say the pats are gonna need some time to adjust to the loss of Colvin. I would have loved to see Pierre Woods last night, but I can understand why he wasn't in there in a tight game. The Pats have no one to blame but themselves. They had many blowouts where they could have gotten Woods some legitimate playing time, more than he got. I personally would like to see the Pats stay in a base 3-4 more but I can understand the apprehension of having both Seau and Bruschi in there at the same time on early downs. 2. Fix the run offense. It was extremely clear that Faulk is a much better runner that Maroney at follwoing blocks and navigating his way through the line. I think it boils down to three possibilities: A. Maroney doesn't understand the playbook/running philosophy. B. His vision in seeing the play unfold is not good and can't identify the hole which I saw even last year. C. He things he can use his speed to outrun and juke guys. Now I am with some media that the Pats mught not practice this enough and if the run offense isn't practiced then how can the defense practice their run def??? It's about establishing a mentality. basically the next 4 weeks are about getting these kinks out because you go against the better run defenses and you go against great rb's. You can use those as excuses.