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Patriots defense rebounds after another shaky start

Maligned unit gives solid effort

LONDON — When Sam Bradford dropped back to pass at midfield on the Rams’ opening possession and connected with Chris Givens for a 50-yard touchdown, doubt had to creep in on the Patriots.

It was the same play the Seahawks used to defeat the Patriots: double move by the receiver against Tavon Wilson in a Cover-2 (two deep safeties) zone.

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