Bruschi dissects Patriots' victory

Every day after the Patriots play a game, Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi shares his observations on ESPNBoston.com. Bruschi hosted an online chat this morning (11 a.m.) and his answers comprise this week's "Bruschi on Tap" piece, which is now posted and includes some of the following topics:

1. Thoughts on life without linebacker Jerod Mayo.

2. Why it's imperative that the offense keeps producing 30-point outputs.

3. Identifying some of the issues with the defense.

4. Why the Patriots are still a Super Bowl contender.

5. Stevan Ridley, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and the running game.