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From the archives | 2000

Angry Bill Belichick rips Patriots after loss

CHICAGO - They played more like they were avoiding traffic on Soldiers Field Road than playing football at Soldier Field.

But the words they used to describe their play in a 24-17 loss to the Chicago Bears on this legendary football battleground - “embarrassing,” “horrifying,” “pathetic,” and “putrid” - were hard to top with any other facts, rants, or sarcasm.

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