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Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe writes about Tom Brady's ability to win the, "Two-week Tour de Ryan," after beating Rex and Rob Ryan led defense in consecutive weeks. "What they do is they make you earn every yard,'' Brady said. "It's not like there are a bunch of gimme throws out there or gimme routes or gimme calls from the sideline. There are a lot of different things and they have a lot of good players that can execute it. It's a good defense and they really made us earn it today.''

Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald writes about a Patriots win that tight end Aaron Hernandez classified as, "Far-out." When asked about how "ugly" the Patriots win was, Hernandez said, "I don't think it was ugly. I think it was great, cute, a far-out type of win." Hernandez hauled in a career-high eight catches for 68 yards and the game-winning touchdown.

Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal writes about Tom Brady's 80 yard, game-winning drive over the Cowboys. Brady went 8for 9 for 78 yards and collected the other two offensive yards on a quarterback sneak. The game-winning drive was the 32nd of Brady's career. "There's no quarterback I'd rather have," said Patriots coach Bill Belichick. "I've said that before. I'm glad he's our quarterback."

A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com writes about the Patriots 20-16 win which many players called an "ugly" win. "I would second that, without a shadow of a doubt," said Patriots guard Brian Waters. "I know that around here that's not anything new, to be honest with you. I know there have been a lot of close games around here and as well for Dallas. It was expected to come down to the end."

John Beattie of NESN.com writes about Tom Brady calling Kevin Faulk the most clutch player he has ever played with. "Oh, God, we've had so many guys over the years. The guys I played with on those championship teams were pretty clutch. David Patten, think of all the critical touchdowns he's had in his career. Troy Brown, Wes Welker, Randy [Moss]. Kevin Faulk, without a doubt. Kevin Faulk is probably the most clutch player I've ever played with," he added. "He is a remarkable player and he's made so many big plays in big games for us."

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com looks at special teams groupings from the Patriots-Cowboys game. Players like Matthew Slater, Jeff Tarpinian, and Dane Fletcher contributed on all four special teams groups.

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