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Patriots’ offense stayed calm, cool on final drive

FOXBOROUGH — When Keenan Lewis cradled the pass from Tom Brady, a late interception that seemingly sealed a win by the Saints, the majority of the disappointed home crowd headed for the exits, leaving Gillette Stadium less than half full.

The Patriots offense had frittered away a 10-point halftime lead, bogged down by poor execution and questionable play calling. Trailing by 4 points with barely two minutes left to play, all signs pointed to a two-game losing streak and a week’s worth of questions and criticism leading into another date with the rival Jets.

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