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. Why the Texans matchup is a good one for the Patriots.
2. Quarterback Matt Schaub the weak link for the Texans?
3. Bulletin-board material and what impact it might have on Sunday.
4. Josh McDaniels turning down the opportunity to interview for head-coaching jobs.
5. Looking at percentage of running back snaps and Stevan Ridley's production.