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The Boston Globe


Patriots offense was driven to succeed

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots put together a drive in the closing minutes of their season-opening game against the Bills that enabled them to get close enough for the winning field goal, but that drive was quite a bit different than the one they needed Sunday to beat the Saints.

In Buffalo, Tom Brady had well over four minutes, three timeouts, and the two-minute warning to work with, meaning the team didn’t have to run the no-huddle. And with the Patriots trailing by 1 point, they only needed to get into field goal range.

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