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Patriots defense hard to defend

ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth talks about the difficulties of defending the Patriots defense.

Updated: January 28, 2004, 5:36 PM ET
By Mark Schlereth | Special to ESPN.com

When the Carolina Panthers face the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday, they'll be facing one of the best and most confusing defenses in the NFL. For the Panthers to be successful, they don't need QB Jake Delhomme to throw the ball 28 times for 300 yards to win. Instead they need him to be efficient, while they stay committed to the running game and keep protecting him when he does have to throw. That will be extremely difficult against this team.

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