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Patriots Must Win On The Road To Succeed

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The New England Patriots expect to make the postseason, but they're not counting their chickens. The only way the team can get to where it wants to go is to win on the road. The next stop on their march to the playoffs is in Indy where Tom Brady and crew have to outscore the league's leading passer, Peyton Manning.

Judgment time has arrived for the Patriots.After getting through the first half of the season with an impressive 6-2 mark that earned New England a two-game lead in the AFC East, the team's long-term hopes will be tested in the next four weeks with a stretch that begins with Sunday night's trip to Indianapolis to take on the undefeated Colts.While the annual November meeting between the NFL's two...

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