Plenty to be thankful for

Big win and another playoff run should have Pats fans embracing their bounty

Updated: November 26, 2013, 3:15 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Happy Thanksgiving to loyal readers of the Patriots mailbag and to those who may be stopping by for the first time. This is my favorite week of the year because it includes three of the best things going: family, food and football.

It is often a time for reflection as well, and when I think back to what we experienced in a span of six days -- a 24-20 loss to the Panthers on "Monday Night Football," then a 34-31 overtime victory over the Broncos on "Sunday Night Football" -- it sparks ...

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