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Patriots don't look like themselves

Wins that used to be automatic now seem anything but for Bill Belichick's team

Updated: September 17, 2012, 5:06 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- So when did it feel all wrong to you?

It occurred to me long before Stephen Gostkowski shanked a 42-yard field goal with one second left on the game clock, punctuating a shocking day of football in which the Arizona Cardinals danced out of Gillette Stadium as 20-18 winners over the New England Patriots and stunned 68,756 appalled patrons into stony silence.

It used to be that Tom Brady would win because he was better than everyone else. ...

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