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Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots simply lost to a more talented team

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Patriots didn’t lose Super Bowl XLVI. The more talented team won it.

You can blame Tom Brady (27 of 41, 276 yards, two touchdowns, one interception) for his throw to nowhere that resulted in a safety. You can blame Wes Welker, who was absolutely crestfallen in the postgame press area, for not hauling in a crucial catch with four minutes left in the fourth quarter.

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