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Patriots able to do the impossible

New England accomplishes total makeover by taking it one play at a time

Updated: November 25, 2013, 11:59 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- They were toast.

Burnt toast, bad toast, just throw-it-in-the-trash-cuz-it-can't-be-salvaged toast.

The New England Patriots trailed the Denver Broncos 24-0 at the half Sunday night and there was absolutely no reason to think they could recover from two humiliating quarters of miscues.

The glamor match-up of Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning failed to materialize in the opening half due to a series of New England follies that were equally embarrassing ...

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