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Patriots’ Bill Belichick ready for playoff battle

FOXBOROUGH — He’s the son of a military man, boasting a healthy collection of books on war strategy and the best approach for going into battle.

Famously monotone, Patriots coach Bill Belichick is — dare we say it — publicly excited about his team competing in the playoffs. Its journey starts Sunday at Gillette Stadium, with a visit by the Houston Texans in the divisional round.

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