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'Organized chaos' produces pressure

Updated: January 1, 2010, 6:08 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots' defense has found its groove after hitting a rocky road through Indianapolis and New Orleans in November, and there are several reasons why.

The collective confidence of the unit has risen as coaches have simplified game plans. The reinsertion of safety James Sanders has helped the communication in the secondary. And the productive run defense on early downs has set up favorable third-down situations.

Yet perhaps nothing has aided the defensive ...

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