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UKPats ready to cheer on New England

Updated: October 21, 2009, 11:46 AM ET
By Mark Woods

LONDON -- When the New England Patriots run onto the field at London's Wembley Stadium Sunday, there'll be an extra rabid reception from a 173-strong group of fans whose devotion normally requires the use of planes rather than trains and automobiles.

According to the NFL, New England is rated as the most popular team in the United Kingdom (opponents Tampa Bay are ranked 13th), a recognition factor boosted in recent years by regular trips to the Super Bowl. Come rain or shine -- and in London, ...

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