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Robert Kraft sets bar high

Patriots owner doesn't shy away from franchise's lofty expectations

Updated: January 19, 2013, 7:25 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots will play in their seventh AFC Championship Game in 12 seasons on Sunday, a remarkable string of success that has even owner Robert Kraft pinching himself. Kraft said Friday that he thinks of his eight grandchildren and how they've grown up in an era in which this is the expectation -- Super Bowl or bust.

Sometimes expectations can be a burden, but in words Kraft sometimes uses, they are a "high-class problem" to have in this case.

"I ...

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