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Super Bowl XLVI Open Thread

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Please use this thread to comment on and follow along with the Super Bowl.

Also, if you haven't already, check out the fantastic Patriots blog called Pat's Pulpit. Here's the intro to their blog on the team's improved defense.

Super Bowl XLVI: 5 Reasons The Patriots Defense is Different - Pats Pulpit

One of the constant themes that we've heard in the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl XLVI is that both teams are "better." From a Patriots perspective, it's not hard to see why. The team has won ten straight games and is peaking at the right time, especially on the defensive side of the ball. And while we keep hearing about these improvements, no one has really gone into detail about what they are on the defensive side of the ball. Today, I will tackle that question by providing five "reasons" that the Patriots defense is different than the defense that fell apart against the Giants in the final minutes nearly three months ago:

You'll have to follow the link above for the reasons.

Go Patriots! (sorry Giants fans)