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Patriots have new difference-makers

Rookies Jones, Hightower combine for game-turning play in win over Titans

Updated: September 9, 2012, 10:57 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

NASHVILLE -- New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was making his first career NFL regular-season start. For Tennessee Titans left tackle Michael Roos, it was career regular-season start No. 113.

In the battle of youth versus experience, score one for the kid.

There were many positives for the visiting Patriots in their convincing 34-13 season-opening victory over the Titans at LP Field, but Jones' second-quarter strip sack of quarterback Jake Locker that ...

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