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A perfect motivator for New England?

Protecting their 2007 undefeated record isn't driving the Patriots

Updated: November 29, 2009, 7:35 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The team that most recently completed an undefeated regular season will face a team six victories away from matching the feat. That alone -- the idea of protecting their historic perfection -- would figure to motivate the Patriots as they prepare for their Monday night clash with the 10-0 Saints.

Then again ...

"We're not worried about records or whatever happened two years ago with our team -- far from it," running back Kevin Faulk said. "We're in here ...

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