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Patriots get off mat, deliver knockout

New England puts heartbreak in the past with decisive victory over Jets

Updated: November 23, 2009, 1:44 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Rookie receiver Julian Edelman had heard all about one of the defining characteristics of the New England Patriots from his time at Kent State. After a loss, his college coaches routinely told players they had to bounce back -- like the Patriots.

This week, Edelman got an up-close view of that resiliency.

He saw quarterback Tom Brady set a hardworking, don't-feel-sorry-for-us tone. Then he listened as veteran linebacker Junior Seau -- who hasn't played the ...

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