Patriots ended the season the way they started

Staff photo by TOM KING Rumors are swirling about what caused Malcolm Butler to be benched by the Patriots for Super Bowl LII.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The season began with the New England Patriots defense giving up a plethora of yards and points – 537 and 42to be exact – to an offense very similar to that of the now Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles – that of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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