Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/11/13
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The New England Patriots defense has thrived on takeaways. Their +25 turnover ratio towers over the +12 ratio of the Houston Texans. It's amazing really, considering that the Pats D is often criticized yet they come up big. To this day they still embody the "bend but don't break" defense that they have for years. Boston.com's Zuri Berry recently wrote an article about what Texans Coach Gary Kubiak had to say on the topic; "The most important thing is to win the turnover battle." He then went on to talk about Tom Brady and his lack of turnovers..."(Brady) gets rid of the ball extremely quick, which can frustrate a defense from that standpoint," Kubiak said. "They’ll just sit there and nitpick you and make you pay for every little mistake you make. He’s exceptional."Reducing turnovers on offense and then forcing them on defense and special teams dictates a game. It's a process of limiting mistakes, then jumping when an opportunity rises. Throughout the 2012 regular season, the Patriot...
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