The Patriots themselves are tough to figure out with their shaky defense and inability to take control with their strong offense late in the game.
One thing they do know is that they must keep their emotions in check, no matter if they’re in the Super Bowl, as they were last season, or in the middle of the pack, as they are now.
‘‘You just rely on your experience and you rely on your coaches and you try to convey the message to the younger players that we’re not 0-6,’’ Brady said. ‘‘There are other teams that are in worse positions than we are.’’
Just not as many as usual.
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