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From the archives | 2009

Patriots’ furious rally downs Bills in opener

FOXBOROUGH - Safety Brandon Meriweather was thinking what a national television audience watching “Monday Night Football’’ and the 68,756 fans inside Gillette Stadium were thinking most of the night: When are the Patriots going to start playing?

It took nearly four quarters for the Patriots and Tom Brady to put it together last night, but the result was a memorable 25-24 win over the Buffalo Bills, who ended up being foiled and being the perfect foils in Brady’s triumphant return.

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