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Bill Belichick relaxed, confident in Patriots

FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick looked at ease during his final pregame press conference before Sunday’s AFC Championship game, saying that it will take a strong game from his team to beat the Ravens and advance to Super Bowl XLVII -- as it should be.

“I think the players have done a good job this week, they’ve worked hard to get the scouting report, and new information on the Ravens, practiced well, good energy, I think the team is excited to play,” Belichick said before Friday’s practice. “If you can’t get excited for the AFC Championship game, I don’t know what you can get excited for.

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