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Old 01-10-2013   #8
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Default Re: Patriots have positive history against Wade Phillips defenses

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Originally Posted by Playoffs View Post
I've heard some Xs & Os guys talking about the key on defense is to stop the Patriots running game. Seems counter intuitive, but supposedly that's what won it in the past?
I think it's over-simplistic.

I don't see a key; you just have to outplay them overall in all phases - by just a hair - which is a tough task.

Unless you can completely shut their running game down (negative yardage on most first down runs) - another tough task.
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