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New life to Patriots' pass rush

Anderson's experience, skill and energy could be just what N.E.'s defense needs

Updated: August 13, 2011, 8:48 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

One preseason game is not going to alter the picture dramatically, but as Bill Belichick said Friday, "It's a start." And when it comes to one of the primary deficiencies the New England Patriots' defense had in 2010, things couldn't have gone much better in Thursday's 47-12 preseason-opening win over the Jaguars.

New England's new-look defense held the Jaguars to 3-of-13 on third down. In the more important first half, which is when the Patriots (without several top starters) were going ...

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