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From the archives | 2004

Angry Patriots demand respect after beating Seahawks

FOXBOROUGH - The Patriots have won 20 games in a row, and yesterday they tied the NFL record for most consecutive regular-season wins (17). Those are feats that take all the emotion the players can muster week after week.

Each week there is a new cause to rally around. Next week it will be a matchup against AFC East rival New York, also 5-0. Yesterday, Rodney Harrison took a few words from usually quiet Seattle receiver Darrell Jackson, who said among other things the Patriots were “beatable,” and he turned them into what Harrison called “fuel for the fire.”

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