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Patriots notebook

Patriots continue to stumble on third down

FOXBOROUGH — One problem for the Patriots offense reared its ugly head again in Sunday’s 30-27 loss to the Jets: third-down failures.

For the second time this season, the Patriots converted just 1 of 12 opportunities. The first time the offense was 1 of 12 was in Cincinnati, where it failed to score a touchdown for the first time since 2009, and the Patriots lost.

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