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Paul Zimmerman
September 05, 1984
This was traditionally one of the most ferociously competitive divisions in football, but now it's a two-tiered society. The Bills, the Jets and Colts are the have-nots. Miami is the aristocracy. But this is the year the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS join the upper crust. All the signs are there.
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September 05, 1984

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Meanwhile, coach Frank Kush worries about his secondary. And his offensive line. And his quarterback situation. Mark Herrmann, the man he'd favored to replace Mike Pagel, broke his passing thumb. How will they do? Well, Curtis Dickey should break a few long runs on the artificial turf, and the defense can play it tough at times, if the enemy doesn't get too pass happy. But leadership begins at the very top, and you can give the Colts a zero in that department.

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