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29 Sep 2017

ESPN: Will Defense Doom Patriots?

Can the Patriots possibly win the Super Bowl with defense this bad? The answer is probably not, but the defense is not likely to be this bad all year. Still, it won't be as good as expectations, and that means the Pats are no longer prohibitive favorites. On the other hand, the team that ranked 32nd in defense after three weeks of 2016 almost won the Super Bowl. This article is free, not Insider.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 29 Sep 2017

3 comments, Last at 02 Oct 2017, 9:40am by PatsFan

Comments

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by Raiderfan :: Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:44pm

Thanks for noting it was free, otherwise I would not have clicked on it.
Brutal comments.

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by aces4me :: Sun, 10/01/2017 - 9:07pm

Brutal Defense.....I havent seen a Pats defense this bad since pre-Belichick days. Not even 2002 was this bad .

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by PatsFan :: Mon, 10/02/2017 - 9:40am

Not even 2011 was this bad.