Weekly Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. This week's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Looking ahead to players on the physically unable to perform list and when they might join the team.

2. Shane Vereen and the possibility of playing on offense this week.

3. Comparing the Patriots' defense to the Packers' defense -- a big difference?

4. Why this isn't necessarily a make-or-break game for Chad Ochocinco.

5. Returning players and the possibility of helping the defense.