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Patriots’ secondary now much improved

FOXBOROUGH — It can’t be sugarcoated: Over the first eight or so weeks of the season, the Patriots’ secondary was not very good.

It gave up big plays at an alarming rate, nearly all of which led to scores for the opposition. There was hope that perhaps it would be better this year after a subpar performance in 2011, but the early returns were not promising.

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