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Bill Belichick takes the blame for pushing penalty

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick placed the blame for Sunday’s controversial overtime penalty in a loss to the Jets squarely on himself Monday morning, admitting it was his fault and the fault of the coaching staff that Patriots players were unclear on the pushing rule, which was instituted this season.

“It’s our job to understand the rules. Whatever the bottom line is, we didn’t do it properly,” Belichick said.

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