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Patriots Notebook

Bill Belichick doesn’t respond to spying comments

Patriots coach stays on the sideline

Antonio Smith may have been frustrated that the Texans lost their 10th straight game after they gave up 27 second half-points to the Patriots, as they watched a 17-7 halftime lead flip into a 34-31 defeat Sunday.

Perhaps the defensive end was bothered by the fact that he and J.J. Watt, one of the league’s more ferocious pass rushers, could not get near Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the second half.

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