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PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Patriots keeping their focus on the Dolphins

Players’ sights set on Miami

FOXBOROUGH — By the end of the regular-season finale against Miami Sunday, the Patriots could be the AFC’s top playoff seed. They could also be the fourth-seeded team.

They understand all of the combinations that will set the seedings. They are determined, however, not to allow any of that to affect their performance against the Dolphins.

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