The two biggest areas of need include the offensive line that has never been that same form week to week. The good news is that Tre' Jackson's MRI has come back negative after suffering a knee injury last Thursday, and it seems Bryan Stork is close to a return. Depth is still an issue and some believe that Pats will try to get Russell Okung from Seattle who will be unlikely to resign him in the off-season.

The secondary is also a place where the team could add some depth to help an already inexperienced group. It seems the team would try to get a cornerback but if that fails and a safety is available, the team could go in that direction and move Devin McCourty to the corner position.