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Dan Shaughnessy

Patriots win ugly for spoiled fans

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — We are spoiled. A win, even when it clinches a division title/playoff spot, isn’t good enough anymore.

With the Patriots in December of 2012, it’s about style points and degree of difficulty. We sit back and critique, like the proverbial Romanian judge in the old days of Olympic skating.

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