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Pro Picks: Patriots to repeat December romp

Wednesday - 1/9/2013, 7:00pm  ET

BARRY WILNER
AP Pro Football Writer

Bill Belichick insists the rematch of a December game with the Texans will be different.

Not too much different, of course, because he fully expects his Patriots to win the divisional-round playoff game and advance to the AFC title match.

As for another 42-14 outcome, New England's coach is having none of it.

"The plays will match up differently and I'm sure there will be new plays that weren't in that game," Belichick said. "I don't think you can overanalyze that game. We're playing a team, we have our team, they have their team and it's a big picture thing."

The big picture is that the AFC East champion Patriots (12-4) come off their playoff bye as 9
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