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Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t respond to charges of Texans’ Antonio Smith

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Antonio Smith may have been frustrated that the Texans lost their 10th straight game after they gave up 27 second half-points to the Patriots, as they watched a 17-7 halftime lead flip into a 34-31 defeat Sunday.

Perhaps the defensive end was bothered by the fact that he and J.J. Watt, one of the league’s more ferocious pass rushers, could not get near Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the second half.

After the game, Smith indicated he was suspicious of the Patriots’ ability to make timely second-half adjustments.

New England coach Bill Belichick didn’t respond Monday to Smith’s intimations about ‘spying,’ remaining tight-lipped when asked about Smith’s comments.

“I don’t have any comment on them. That’s a league matter,” Belichick said.

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