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Why Not the Patriots?

The key to their success

There is no shortage of teams other than New England who should make it to the big game. Plenty of experts have talked about the Patriots being finished. They may be missing something. There are only six games left for the 2005 version of the New England Patriots, and their record stands at 6-4. The first time they managed to win the big one, their record was 5-5 at the same point. PI examines this year's team, concluding; Why not these Patriots?

It's become fashionable to write off the New England Patriots, and why not? They have already lost twice as many games as they did in either of the last two seasons, including convincing losses to new darlings of the AFC, the Colts and the Broncos. They have fallen to 27th in the NFL in rushing offense and 31st in yards allowed.Here's an alternative point of view, however: The New England Patriots... Recommended Stories

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