Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

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. Assessing the team's 24-20 loss to a strong Panthers team.

2. Revisiting the non-call at the end of the game.

3. Looking back on a third-and-1 play call that seemed to go against what had been working.

4. Cornerback Aqib Talib's struggles against Steve Smith.

5. Asking the question if the Patriots missed a good opportunity when it came to signing free-agent safety Ed Reed.