Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag is posted and includes some of the following topics:
1. Looking ahead to Sunday's game against the Bills, a team the Patriots have defeated 15 straight times.
2. How the Patriots' offense might adjust without tight end Aaron Hernandez.
3. Focusing on emergency options at punter, such as Matt Dodge and Nick Harris.
4. Diagnosing some of the issues on defense.
5. Linebacker Brandon Spikes and his role on the team.