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Patriots simply won the matchups vs. Saints

Sometimes, football isn’t about winning the chess match, or coming up with creative schemes to outwit your opponent. Sometimes, it simply comes down to one-on-one matchups — cornerback against wide receiver, lineman against pass rusher.

And in Sunday’s 30-27 victory over the Saints, the Patriots simply won more one-on-one matchups.

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