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Patriots defense is improving

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick always wants his team playing at its best toward the end of the season.

Once the calendar turns to November, the coaching staff has a far better grasp on what does and doesn’t work, and what are the strengths and weaknesses of the team. And players gain confidence from improving as a unit on a week-to-week basis.

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