Actually for the Patriots to be 7-5 at this point, in my view is an accomplishment. Every one of those players are trying the best. They are NOT underperforming. They are simply undermanned with quality players. The losses of Brady, Adalius Thomas, Warren, Lamont Jordan, Maroney, Harrison and lack of a 2nd quality CB are just too much to overcome Its easy to feel disappointed after last years incredible season... but its just not their year, but still they are easy to root for.