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4 Reasons the New England Patriots Are an Offensive Juggernaut
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Bill Belichick has always been referred to as a defensive genius. His championship teams ranked sixth, first and second in defensive scoring, but the past few seasons have seen his defense disappear in an abyss of ineptitude at slowing down opponents.

This year's version is allowing nearly 24 points a game. None of Belichick's Super Bowl teams allowed more than 17. The Patriots offense, on the other hand, even in a season with Matt Cassel at the helm (they averaged 25.6 points/game), has become a machine of scoring efficiency and production that rivals the greatest offenses of all time.

Here are four reasons for the metamorphosis:

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