Belichick’s Patriots Defense on the Decline

Posted: 3rd December 2009 by Chad Klassen in NFL
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Maybe when Bill Belichick gambled on fourth-and-two, he was right to think his defense couldnÆt stop Peyton Manning and the Colts. New EnglandÆs Monday night performance at the Superdome only reinforced the fact that BelichickÆs defense is a mere shadow of what it was during their Super Bowl run. á For the second time this season, the Patriots, who themselves took an undefeated season to Super Bowl XLII two years ago, lost to an unbeaten team on the road in primetime. á But unlike the ôRivalry of the Decadeö game in Indy, where they dominated the Colts for the better part of three quarters, the AFC East leaders were smacked around in every facet by an impressive 11-0 Saints team that continues to surprise with their explosive offensive attackùand stout defense. á Drew Brees torche ...

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