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Patriots dominate in the second half of seasons

It began more than 13 years ago, on Nov. 5, 2000, with an overtime home loss to Doug Flutie and the Buffalo Bills. It has stretched all the way to Nov. 3, when the Patriots rolled the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Along the way, a trend has emerged, despite that sluggish start in 2000 under new head coach Bill Belichick. The Patriots have been hard to beat with Belichick as their coach, winning 10 division titles, five AFC crowns, three Super Bowls, and 72.6 percent of their games.

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