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Bob Ryan

There is a lot to like about these Patriots

Like snowflakes, no two NFL seasons are alike. I forget who first made that declaration. But it was a prescient observation.

Regarding your local 11, we are five weeks into the 2012 season, and the distinguishing feature is that, following each of the first five games, we were left with the following query: “What exactly did that mean?”

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