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Bob Ryan

Bill Belichick needs to win a post-Spygate Super Bowl

Win or lose this evening, the Patriots will have once again provided their fans with a season of superb football entertainment. No one has a right to ask for more.

They were 12-4. I thought they’d go 13-3, the three L’s being at Baltimore, at home to either Houston or San Francisco in those perilous December back-to-backs, and to Team X on one of those days when reason and superior ability are mysteriously prevented from taking their proper course.

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