Pats have options to address needs 

February, 7, 2012
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The New England Patriots are coming off a loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI that highlighted some of their top need areas, specifically their lack of an elite pass-rusher and a deep threat at wide receiver.

The Patriots did manage to sack Giants QB Eli Manning three times, but their pass-rush pressure was inconsistent and did not come through when it mattered mose, and Patriots QB Tom Brady averaged just 6.7 yards per attempt while going 0-for-5 when throwing the ball 20 or more yards downfield.