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Sports

Christopher L. Gasper

The real season begins now for the Patriots

FOXBOROUGH — Now, the real season begins, and the story of the 2013 Patriots will be written.

Will they bring the long sought after fourth Lombardi Trophy to Patriot Place or is it another year of dancing with history only to have another team cut in and go home with the large silver object of desire of the Patriots? Football has become a zero sum game in Foxborough — win it all or it means nothing at all.

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