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Don't write off the Patriots because of opening loss — experts have made that mistake before

Don't write off the Patriots because of opening loss — experts have made that mistake before

Hey, Patriots, give us one more — with feeling.

It’s a new week and a new start for the defending Super Bowl champions, who were blown out by Kansas City in their opener, 42-27. That’s the most points New England has surrendered in the Bill Belichick era, and Alex Smith badly outplayed Tom Brady.

That said, writing off the Patriots is just plain foolish. After all, they were on the wrong end of a 41-14 pounding by the Chiefs in Week 4 of the 2014 season, and people were questioning whether both Belichick and Brady were kaput.

All New England did was come back and finish the season on a 10-2 run, winning every remaining...

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