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Vince Wilfork was key man in Patriots’ win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It started, where it always does for the Patriots, with the big man in the middle.

Vince Wilfork may never be the flashiest player. He doesn’t get a chance that often to deliver a highlight-reel hit (though when he delivers, look out). And he will never have gaudy numbers like sacks or tackles for loss.

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