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Next three games will challenge Patriots’ defense

FOXBOROUGH — The 2013 season has seen a bit of a role reversal for the Patriots. They’re winning, as usual, but the offense has been struggling while the defense has been downright dominant.

The Patriots haven’t had a top-10 defense in points and yards allowed since 2008, but they’re well on their way this season. The overall stats through three games are pretty spectacular:

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