The Patriots are about to start a season-defining stretch, and know they must take them one at a time

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The Patriots are about to start a season-defining stretch, and know they must take them one at a time
The Patriots are about to start a season-defining stretch, and know they must take them one at a time

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots enter a season-defining stretch of the schedule, and boy, is Bill Belichick pumped for it. Four straight games against winning teams — at 5-4 Philadelphia, vs. 5-4 Dallas, at 6-3 Houston, and vs. 6-4 Kansas City. Four showdowns, two of which will directly impact whether the Patriots can get the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. Belichick, stop trying to contain your excitement. Tell us how you feel! “Yeah, we're just focused on one game,” he said on Friday. “That's it. Philly.” Surely, the fact that the 7-2 Ravens keep winning has heightened the urgency around Foxborough, right? Especially since the Ravens now have the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage? “We can't control

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