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Tony Massarotti

Better balance must be Patriots’ priority

Team’s prolific offense isn’t enough in the postseason

In the aftermath of something like this, the truth sits somewhere in the rubble, buried in piles of questions and missed opportunities. Sifting through the debris can take quite some time, and in the NFL, there is rarely any rest for the weary.

So what do you think: In the modern NFL, are the Patriots really that close to a championship? Or was this postseason some indication that they are as flawed – or more so – than the other teams who consider themselves to be at the top of the league hierarchy?

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