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Pats' thinking: We win, we're in

Players focus on earning playoff bid, an extra week of rest

Updated: December 24, 2009, 5:12 PM ET
By Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Join the conversation every week as former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down New England's upcoming game. This week, it's the Patriots hosting the Jaguars on Sunday.

Mike: I felt the sense of urgency in the Patriots' locker room this week. Something was in the air, and it wasn't necessarily the holiday spirit. This team can smell a division title.

Tedy: Around this time of year when I was on the Patriots, Coach Belichick would always address the team and ...

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