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Outage sends team away from Gillette, but replay of Detroit horror show follows

Updated: August 30, 2011, 1:53 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

The New England Patriots probably thought the worst was behind them as players trudged off Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, licking their wounds after getting clawed by the Detroit Lions in exhibition play.

The adventure was only beginning.

New England endured a bumpy flight back to Boston (Darius Butler utilizing Twitter to request some divine guidance) and the team didn't arrive at Gillette Stadium until 4 a.m. By the time most players woke up later that morning, power had ...

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