The New England Patriots Made A Desperation Trade To Fix Their One Weakness — And It's Paying Off Big-Time

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The Patriots traded for cornerback Aqib Talib two weeks ago in a desperate attempt to fix the pass defence that was consistently letting up big plays and fourth-quarter comebacks.Talib has had all sorts of off-the-field issues —  he was still suspended for Adderall use when the Pats got him — and a lot of people felt like the fourth-round pick that New England sent Tampa Bay was an insane price to pay for him.

But a little more than a quarter into his first start as a Patriot, Talib intercepted an Andrew Luck pass and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown, once again making Bill Belichick look like a genius.

Last we checked, the Patriots were leading the Colts 45-17 in the fourth quarter:

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