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Patriots Refuse To Listen To Squawking Broncos, Keep Focus On Job

The 2015 Deflategate Revenge Tour began with 10 consecutive victories before the Patriots skidded in the final stretch of the regular season.

Now one win away from another trip to the Super Bowl, the defending champions need only hearken back to a year ago for some incentive. The NFL's investigation into underinflated footballs cast a cloud over the reputation of the team and its iconic quarterback, Tom Brady.

Is that enough fodder to fuel the drive toward a fifth Super Bowl? If not, the Denver Broncos graciously offered more in the days leading up to Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

There was defensive lineman Antonio Smith critiquing Brady's habit of working the game...

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