We have come to praise the Patriots defense.

Or at least give it a little bit of credit.



MICHAEL FELGER

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FOXBORO -- There are times the numbers lie, and if you doubt that just look at Matt Cassel the last two games.



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It seemed like the perfect place to watch Game 7.

For Mike Lowell and his wife, Bertha, the New York City bar resided just a few blocks from the hospital where he would be undergoing surgery the next day.



You guys worried about Tom Brady yet? I'm starting to get there.



MICHAEL FELGER

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This is how the other half lives – feasting on victory one week, starving for success the next.

It’s actually kind of exciting, not to mention a long-lost feeling for New England football fans.



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This is going to be a uniformly positive report card, as you would expect following a 41-7 blowout win. But before we get started, I think it’s important to ask a simple question that, unfortunately, serves as something of a caveat to the Patriots performance:

What happened to the Broncos?



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I know we’re not quite at the mid-point of the season, but I figured now is as good a time as any to take a look at the Patriots from a fantasy perspective.



KIRK MINIHANE

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This week’s mailbag features more nuts and bolts Patriots talk than anything we’ve done here to date. Nothing like an embarrassing loss on national television to get the hard questions flowing. And you know us, we’re never afraid to engage those questions.



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The second quarter just got underway and the score is Brady 14, Belichick 0.

When Tom Brady’s knee bent backward like an ostrich leg in Week 1, Patriots fans cringed at the image and knew the season just took a major turn for the worse.



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SAN DIEGO—If the Patriots were able to get out of San Diego with a win on Sunday night a more than reasonable argument could be made that New England was still the class of the AFC. With a 4-1 record and an easy schedule, fans could start dreaming of a one seed and maybe, just maybe, start looking at hotel prices in Tampa.



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