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    It is nice that history is on the Pats' side, but it really doesn't mean a whole heck of a lot on Sunday. If the Pats blow out the Jets again, it isn't because historically teams blow teams out in the playoffs after blowing them out in the regular season.
     
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    It will be because the Patriots were much better prepared and executed much more efficiently than the Jets, which is what unfolded on December 6th.
     
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    34-19 is not a 30+ point blowout.
     
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    The way the piece defines a "blowout" of 10 points or more, sort of makes its main point meaningless... since we're at least 9 point favorites anyway.

    I can't recall the Jets win margin over us earlier in the season, but in spirit, that was a blowout--that is they should have beaten us by 10 points, even if they didn't actually do this.
     
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    But didn't both teams embarrass one another this season? The only logical thing to expect now is a close game...or another Pats blowout since it's in Gillette. I'm not holding my breath on that one, though!
     
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    5 games in 40 years is hardly a tendency. There is no history of it, it means absolutely nothing. The game has to be played on Sunday.
     
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