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NFL Network counts down the Top 10 New England Patriots

*NFL Network *recently released their list of the Top 10 Patriots of all-time. Check out the videos below, with commentary from Patriots Football Weekly's Paul Perillo and Andy Hart.

#10: ADAM VINATIERI

No kicker has impacted a franchise more than Vinatieri. He deserves inclusion on this list for the Snow Bowl kick alone.

#9: STEVE NELSON

A true three-down linebacker who was equally capable of making plays against the run or pass. Topped the 100-tackle mark annually and finished with 17 career interceptions.

#8: STANLEY MORGAN

The ultimate big-play receiver, averaging almost 20 yards per catch over his 13-years in New England. His numbers compare favorably with several receivers who reside in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

#7: TROY BROWN

Mr. Patriot could do it all. He was the first dynamic slot receiver of the Tom Brady era while also excelling as a part-time defensive back and clutch punt returner.

#6: TY LAW

Nobody recognized the moment quite like Ty Law. He picked off Peyton Manning nine times during his career, and his pick-six got the Patriots one the board in Super Bowl XXXVI.

#5: MIKE HAYNES

Haynes was one of the original shut-down corners in the NFL. Was named an All-Pro in six of his seven seasons in New England and also was a dangerous punt returner.

#4: ANDRE TIPPETT

He never received the accolades that Lawrence Taylor received in New York but he enjoyed a comparable career. Tippett racked up 100 career sacks while also playing the strong side against the run.

#3: ROB GRONKOWSKI

In a few years Gronk will move up a spot on this list. No tight end has ever impacted the game like he has. He's a mismatch against every opponent he faces, and he's equally dangerous as a blocker.

#2: JOHN HANNAH

Sports Illustrated called him the greatest lineman in NFL history. Who could argue? His athleticism was the key to the Patriots run-heavy dominance of the late-70s.

#1: TOM BRADY

No controversial call here. When you're often referred to as the GOAT it's hard to argue against the top spot in franchise history. 

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