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Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots paid price for not running ball

FOXBOROUGH — There is the din of victory and the funereal silence of defeat. Winning is full of sound and fury. Losing is full of fury, but no sound but sorrowful silence.

It was fitting then that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady strode to the podium dressed in the universal color of grieving after another season quietly faded to black without a fourth Lombardi Trophy. The Patriots’ season had just been buried by the Baltimore Ravens, 28-13, in the AFC Championship game Sunday night at Gillette Stadium, another Lombardi opportunity lost for Brady, another piece of his legacy chipped like a piece of fine china.

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