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New England Patriots 2011 Season Preview

The New England Patriots enter the 2011 season with unfinished business, a team on a mission to reverse a shocking trend of playoff failures that have shattered the franchise's past aura of invincibility.The Patriots were once nearly unbeatable in the postseason, winning 12 of 14 playoff tests and three Super Bowl titles over a six-year span from 2001-06. That reign of dominance is now a thing of the past, however, thanks to early exits in each of the last two years.New England has actually lost its last three postseason matchups, a downward spiral that started when its famed and then-unbeaten 2007 outfit was upset by the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. A humbling 33-14 home defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 AFC Wild Card Playoffs continued the sequence, and a bitter setback to the rival New York Jets in last season's Divisional Round extended it.While the Patriots' dynasty may be no more, they've still remained incredibly successful in regular-season play und...

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