Patriots show their grit, guts, sweat

We're not sure how they did it, but Tom Brady and the Patriots saved their season

Updated: November 14, 2011, 2:42 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Patriots quarterback surmised we'd learn what New England was "made of" in the wake of lining up against the team he loathes, the New York Jets, with ramifications pertaining to the AFC East title and potential home-field advantage in the playoffs hanging in the balance.

Steel? No, in spite of their stunning 37-16 trouncing of the Jets, Tom Brady's boys are hardly impenetrable. Wood? Although their defense has proven to be flammable at inopportune times, ...

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