I still think the defense is a work in progress. I expect them to have some highs and lows over the next month or two. Which is good that for the next three weeks they do not face a good offense or QB. The Pats face Mark Sanchez, Trent Edwards, and Chad Henne over the next three weeks. None are playing particularly well right now although Henne could turn it on (I don't have the same faith with the other two). Granted they do face after the bye, Flacco, Rivers, and Favre. The next few weeks will hopefully prepare them for those QBs.