Re: *insert quarterback* won with a terrible defense.
Our defense lost players from the moment training camp begun. We were a defense that lost too many key pieces and was playing terrible. Now, a good portion of people are back (either starters or the people who became starters after early season ending injuries) and we are playing well.
NE is a crappy defense which has played above it's head. They have backups, Carter their main pass rushers is hurt, and they have used OFFENSIVE players on defense as starters.
Our defense at times has played poorly. Now it's playing well. NE's defense is inarguably very poor. Name one thing they do well? Not blow gigantic leads?