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Short week presents challenges for Patriots

Time is precious when NFL teams have short turnarounds, so coaches squeeze every last minute into their preparation. For the Patriots, who welcome the Jets to Gillette Stadium Thursday night roughly 100 hours after beating the Bills, it meant watching film on the flight home from Buffalo.

In this case, the cause is aided by the fact that the upcoming opponent is a division rival, a team whose tendencies and personnel are familiar. But that doesn’t mean the short week is an easy one.

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