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From the archives | 2007

Patriots rally past Eagles to stay unbeaten

FOXBOROUGH - Maybe Patriots defensive end Jarvis Green was prescient when he purchased the team T-shirts hailing them as 60-minute men. The Patriots needed almost every minute last night to prevent time from running out on their perfect season.

But the clock is still ticking on the status of Don Shula and his 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only undefeated team in NFL history. The Patriots rallied from a 28-24 fourth-quarter deficit to continue their run at the record books with a 31-28 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last night at Gillette Stadium in front of 68,756.

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