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Patriots special teams need to regroup for Ravens

FOXBOROUGH — Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater appeared to be in no mood to discuss his group’s performance on kickoff coverage against the Texans when media descended upon Gillette Stadium Monday to rehash Sunday’s win and start looking ahead to the AFC Championship game.

Though he is one of 11 players on the field, Slater takes it personally when the kick coverage team does not play up to par, and he is the first to take the blame for any problems.

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