Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics:
1. The Patriots and two players being suspended for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.
2. Thoughts on Brandon Lloyd's first season with the Patriots.
3. Comparing the Patriots' turnover differential this year to last year.
4. Looking ahead to possible playoff matchups.
5. Options at a thinner-than-desired receiver position.
6. Run defense springing some leaks.
7. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski -- a reason for concern?
8. Wes Welker, Julian Edelman, and the future at receiver.