Patriots building up head of steam

Back-to-back blowouts give New England the look of a champion-to-be

Updated: December 13, 2010, 11:46 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

CHICAGO -- Most of the players are different and many of the coaches are, too, but there is a familiar feeling around the 2010 New England Patriots.

It's that special vibe that results when everything comes together, momentum builds, and 53 players and a top coaching staff are all pulling in the same direction. It happened in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007, which were some Super seasons in New England.

It looks as though it's happening again, surprisingly so, given the youth of the ...

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