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From the archives | 2006

Patriots outlast Bears in battle of NFL titans

FOXBOROUGH -- There was jubilation when cornerback Asante Samuel intercepted his third pass of the game to seal the victory, then dejection in the locker room when coach Bill Belichick asked his players to keep injured linebacker Junior Seau in their prayers. There was also relief in several corners, with quarterback Tom Brady calling the Patriots lucky.

The contrast in emotions reflected the many twists and turns packed into the Patriots’ physical, mistake-filled, yet entertaining 17-13 victory over the Bears yesterday before 68,756 at Gillette Stadium.

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