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Talking up the winless Colts might be Bill Belichick's biggest challenge.Bill Belichick is trying to convince the Patriots that the winless Colts can beat them, while keeping a straight face:
You get the feeling that, if you picked up a newspaper in the New England Patriots' locker room, the standings page curiously would be missing. If you hopped online, there'd be a firewall blocking access to every NFL standings page on the Internet. Yes, coach Bill Belichick will be damned if his players find out just how easy their schedule is at the moment.
Belichick would struggle to pass a polygraph test with all the half-truths he's uttered in recent weeks, all while pumping the tires of the Patriots' opponents so that his team wouldn't look past these struggling squads.
It's hard to imagine Belichick and his staff truly believed all the nice things they said in praising the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. How could they after dominating those matchups, winning by a combined 49 points?
Now Week 13 brings the 0-11 Indianapolis Colts to Foxborough. Good luck finding a way to spin this one, Coach.
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