Guregian: Can Patriots stop Saints’ talented backfield threats?

FOXBORO — The Patriots need to find answers to many of their defensive issues before too long. They can’t expect Tom Brady to cover up all of their warts every week.

But the biggest issue plaguing the unit heading into Week 2? We’ll call it death by running back.

On opening night, the defense was doomed by Chiefs rookie Kareem Hunt, who destroyed the Pats as a runner (148 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown) and a pass-catcher (five receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns).

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