Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, Mike Reiss has a Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at 10 a.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Devin McCourty -- the lightning rod.
2. Wes Welker, the future, and Julian Edelman.
3. Stevan Ridley and if his carries will be reduced after a fourth-quarter fumble.
4. Bill Belichck, Tom Brady and how many years they have left.
5. Memories of Kevin Faulk from a media perspective.
6. Why this is going to be a tough game for the Patriots.