The recently retired and Patriots Hall of Fame-enshrined Troy Brown carried the moniker of “Mr. Patriot.” It's a lifetime title.



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We’ll talk about the level of competition some other time. The Seattle Seahawks get paid. The NFL logo is stitched onto their jerseys. The game counted.



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Football always provides an emotional roller coaster. Win one week, and everything’s groovier than a Marcia Brady miniskirt. Lose the next, and the world’s as chaotic as a night on the town with Plaxico Burress.



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Call me a d-bag, jerk-weed, contrarian, but I’ve never really bought into the old Bill Parcells’ adage that all you need to do is "make the tournament."



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Here they are, at the kind of crossroads few thought they would be seeing quite so soon.



Here's something that’s been lost in the wash of the Patriots' brutal second half Sunday night at Gillette Stadium.

The Steelers did not come ready to play this game.



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FOXBORO -- The opportunity was there for the Patriots Sunday night. The opportunity to not just jump back into a tie for first place in the AFC East and strengthen their postseason position, but, perhaps more importantly, establish themselves as a team that deserves to be taken seriously.
 
As it turns out, they probably don't.
 



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Matt Cassel has been the feel-good story of the 2008 season.



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Let this be a warning: There's a lot of pure Wisconsin cheese in the bag this week, where we get to re-live the childhood of little Mikey Felger and find out who he roots for and why. Get your barf bags ready.   



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