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Mike Preston: Forget the quarterbacks; Patriots' defense will give them the edge

Mike Preston: Forget the quarterbacks; Patriots' defense will give them the edge

As NFL fans get caught up in the euphoria surrounding the conference championships and the four quarterbacks, it appears there is only one prohibitive favorite.

It's the New England Patriots.

They are the most balanced team of the field, which also includes Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Green Bay. New England also plays defense and that's a dirty word in this postseason.

Denver won the title with a great defense last season; the Patriots aren't in that class, but they're good. During the regular season, New England was ranked No. 1 in points allowed (15.6) and eighth in total yards, allowing 326.4 yards per game. The Patriots allowed only 237.9 passing yards per game and...

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