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Top 10 Boston Sports Storylines of 2014

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1. Patriots Roar Back After Rough Start

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When you spend so many seasons as a winning team, losing becomes tough to comprehend. But there the Patriots were through their first four games of this season, sitting at 2-2 after an ugly 41-14 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs on national television. Bedlam ensued in New England. Bill Belichick's decisions were criticized. Tom Brady's job was even questioned. But in typical Patriots fashion, the team went on to silence critics by winning 11 of their next 12 games and resuming their status as the best team in the league. Belichick was once again a mastermind. Brady was once again lauded as worthy of league MVP. And the team proved that rumors of their demise had been greatly exaggerated. Next stop, Glendale, Arizona?