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Patriots Still Hamstrung By Tom Brady Even After Departure

SOCIAL DISTANCING AT HOME — When Mo Lewis clobbered Drew Bledsoe in the first game for the Patriots after September 11, 2001, it ended up being a seminal moment in the history of the franchise.

The next seminal moment came on October 31, 2017, almost three years ago to the day. And the Patriots are still very much affected by that day, as was shown vividly at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Over the last 20 years, Tom Brady became possibly the most iconic sports figure in Boston history. Some old folks will offer up the names Williams, Russell and Orr.