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Defensive game plan overwhelms Colts

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has once again proven why he is the premier defensive strategist of his generation.

Updated: January 19, 2004, 12:32 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Call it a vintage Bill Belichick game plan.

How do you match up against an offense that had played like a billion dollars in its first two postseason victories? If you are Belichick, you counter with a defense worth a nickel, of course. Well, maybe not worth a nickel, but rather aligned in a "nickel" for nearly the entire afternoon.

BelichickThere is a reason Belichick is regarded as the preeminent defensive innovator of this NFL generation and, in the New England ...

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