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New England fans are used to two things: a potent offense with Tom Brady at the helm, and a defense that shines under coach Belichick regardless of the personnel available. We know that two things have not changed; Brady is still the Pro Bowl passer with a lot of life left in his arm, and Belichick is still a master at coaching up a terrific defensive plan.Of course, New Englanders are also used to winning. After decades of disappointment and low expectations, we finally have something to cheer about: a shot at the Super Bowl every season. You could even say that some of us have become spoiled with the team's success over more than a decade. Prior to 1993, the franchise appeared in the playoffs in only 6 seasons; only one of those resulted in a Super Bowl appearance- a lopsided loss to the dominant Chicago Bears in '85.But since the "new era", they have appeared 13 times with 6 Super Bowl trips and 3 victories. Needless to say, we figured out the winning formula.So...
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