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The better team won

It hurts, but the Patriots just didn't make championship plays this time

Updated: January 22, 2013, 3:39 PM ET
By Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

It's been a great Patriots run, even though the team fell short of its ultimate goal. Let's dive into our final chat of the season.

Q. So if Wes Welker isn't perfect OR Tom Brady is just average OR they don't get turnovers, the Pats lose? I remember during the Super Bowl years the defense played well enough to overcome some of that. The Pats had no swagger, no spunk. Searching for a foxhole? I am not blaming the defense, as they played well enough to win, but they didn't ...

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