Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/19/13
Streeter Lecka/ Getty ImagesThere's no denying the fact that injuries have been a major part of the Patriots 2013 season. The first half of the season was dominated by concerns about Tom Brady and the offense, which struggled mightily without it's top receiver (Danny Amendola), running back (Shane Vereen) and tight end (Rob Gronkowski). As those players slowly began to return to the lineup, it was the middle of the defense that got hit, with Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo and Tommy Kelly all on season ending injured reserve.Now that the offense finally has all it's playmakers back, the Patriots secondary has been the latest group to catch the injury bug. With starting safety Steve Gregory (broken thumb) and starting corner Alfonzo Dennard (knee) already out, the Patriots already were in a bit of a numbers crunch going into last night's game. By the end of it, top cornerback Aqib Talib was on the sidelines, with the hip injury that had kept him out of their last three games flaring up aga...
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