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Don't Call It A Comeback! Or Anything Else, For That Matter…

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots walks off the field after their 33-14 loss against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 33-14. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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4 Sport BostonCorrespondent IJuly 1, 2016

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The Patriots' season has been over for just under two weeks now, and there has been a storm of hypotheses and theorems as to the how and the wherefore it ended so (un)expectedly soon. Depending on where one is sitting, the Patriots of 2009 overachieved, underachieved, got booted from the playoffs unexpectedly soon, and/or unexpectedly made the playoffs. Turns out no one had the slightest idea what to expect from this squad.

Rebuilding?  Well, yeah.  But honestly, who isn't (outside of Detroit or Oakland) constantly doing just that these days?

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