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Physical secondary gives Skins fighting chance

Before the Patriots set their sights on the Colts in Week 9, they have to deal with a Redskins team that's capable of causing a lot of problems, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: October 25, 2007
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Success is becoming more challenging for coach Bill Belichick.

He won three Super Bowls preaching the team concept. His players still completely buy into the concept and are positioning themselves for a fourth ring. The Patriots are 7-0 and everyone is jumping onto their bandwagon.

The latest supporters are the oddsmakers. For Sunday's game against the Redskins, the oddsmakers are installing the Patriots as 16½ point favorites. That's right, ...

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