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ANOTHER BANNER YEAR
COMPILED BY MARK BEECH
February 16, 2005
It was a return to old glory for the Patriots, who sewed up a record string of victories on the way to a 14--2 finish and a playoff berth
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February 16, 2005

Another Banner Year

It was a return to old glory for the Patriots, who sewed up a record string of victories on the way to a 14--2 finish and a playoff berth

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Game 11

PATRIOTS 24 RAVENS 3

NO PATS RUNNING BACK HAD GAINED MORE THAN 1,000 YARDS SINCE 2001, BUT COREY DILLON BROKE THE BARRIER AGAINST BALTIMORE, WITH 123 RUSHING YARDS ON 30 CARRIES IN FOXBOROUGH.

Game 12

PATRIOTS 42 BROWNS 15

DE RICHARD SEYMOUR--WHO HAD LINED UP AS A BLOCKER ON THIS PLAY--TOOK THE LIBERTY OF SPIKING THE BALL FOR COREY DILLON (28) AFTER THE RUNNING BACK'S ONE-YARD TD RUN IN THE SECOND QUARTER IN CLEVELAND. THE SCORE PUT NEW ENGLAND UP 21--0.

Game 13

PATRIOTS 35 BENGALS 28

TACKLE VINCE WILFORK DID HIS PART TO BRING DOWN THE VISITING BENGALS, HELPING THE PATRIOTS CLINCH THEIR THIRD POSTSEASON BERTH IN FOUR YEARS. NEW ENGLAND'S DEFENSE, TIED FOR THIRD IN THE NFL IN TAKEAWAYS, FORCED THREE TURNOVERS.

Game 14

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