More than halfway done with the regular season, the New England Patriots are now getting ready for the stretch run following their bye during Week 10.

Michael Felger and Ron Borges discussed on Sports Sunday the most important Patriot players going forward.

“It appears to be [Aqib] Talib,” Borges said. “When he’s out there it allows [Bill] Belichick to do a lot more, different ways to attack teams. When he’s not out there, you can see the strategically – I don’t want to say problems – but it creates some difficulties.”

While the Patriots wait for the return of Talib from injury, the Patriots got their key threat on offense back from injury a few weeks ago.