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Sports

Dan Shaughnessy

For Patriots, history repeats

Giants edge Patriots in echo of gnawing 2008 upset

INDIANAPOLIS - Heartache in the heartland.

It was there. Everything was in place. The Patriots were favored in Super Bowl XLVI and we were ready to anoint Bill Belichick best coach ever, while boosting Tom Brady to the top of the all-time quarterback list.

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