For Bodden, winning's a new world

A year ago with 0-16 Lions, he welcomed offseason; now he's playing for a title

Updated: December 27, 2009, 2:16 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The holiday season can be a time for reflection, and veteran New England Patriots cornerback Leigh Bodden has reminded himself what a difference one year can make.

At this time last year, he was on the woeful Detroit Lions, a team headed toward the first 0-16 season in NFL history. Now, for the first time in his seven-year pro career, he is on the cusp of a playoff berth.

"To tell you the truth, I was just looking forward to being with my family and enjoying ...

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