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Observations from a hat-and-T-shirt win

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Updated: December 28, 2009, 12:51 PM ET
By Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Observations from the Patriots' 35-7 win over the Jaguars:

1. Hats and T-shirts for all. Through all the ups and downs of the season, all the struggles -- fourth-and-2 in Indianapolis, the Randy Moss debate, character issues, losing on the road, a young defense not holding up against upper-echelon teams -- when you walk into the locker room and see free hats and T-shirts, it signifies a great accomplishment in that you've won your division. Plenty of teams make the playoffs through the wild ...

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