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Christopher L Gasper

Patriots defense makes a statement

NASHVILLE — The Patriots had to settle for playing the second-best defense at LP Field on Sunday.

The best defense came courtesy of an overzealous security guard who wouldn’t let the media pass through to the bowels of the building to attend Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s news conference. That left Belichick with a postgame presser that should have been soundtracked by crickets. He must have been devastated.

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