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Patriots are back in spotlight Thursday in NFL season opener against Chiefs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The last time they played a game that mattered, the New England Patriots pulled off the biggest and most improbable comeback in Super Bowl history.

So far be it for them to write off the underdog Kansas City Chiefs in Thursday night's NFL season opener at Gillette Stadium.

(And even if the Patriots were supremely confident heading into the game - which would be understandable in

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