The Patriots defense has been one of the best in the NFL despite missing some key players. That could soon change as Chandler Jones has returned to the practice field.Jones has been out since week 7 with a hip injury but returned to practice on Wednesday for the teams walk through. When he went down with the injury he led the team in sacks and was third on the team in tackles. While its not expected that he will play Sunday against the Packers, he does seem to be getting closer to game action. The Patriots now have the luxury of not rushing him back too soon as they stand at the top of the AFC standings.

Sunday the Pats are on the road to play the Green Bay Packers in what many believe is a Super Bowl preview. You can hear the game live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket starting at 1:30.