New England Patriots 2009 Preview

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Published: July 13, 2009

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... experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows to kick off the calendar year of 2008. Unless you were living in a cave for most of 2007, you were aware at the Patriots run at perfection.
New England did the unthinkable for the entire regular season and first part of the postseason when they ran roughshod over the league en route to posting the first 16-0 regular season in league history as well as the first ever 18-0 start.

But that all came crashing down in Super Bowl XLII, when the New York Giants pulled off one of the biggest upsets in modern day sports history. Led by a tenacious pass rush that disrupted the aerial circus all evening and a strangely poised Eli Manning, the Giants ended the Patriots quest at perfection with a 17-14 victory that will go down in the annals of history as one of the best games ever.

Entering the 2008 regular season, many believed the Patriots would end the string of teams that seemingly couldn't shake the ...

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