12/04/2013 08:31 am ET

A Necessary Evil

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After the Patriots’ comeback win this past Sunday, Texans defensive end Antonio Smith cast some lighthearted aspersions about Bill Belichick’s team possibly spying on his own because Tom Brady and his offense adjusted immediately and perfectly to some looks the Texans threw at them in the second half. He claimed Houston was employing brand new defensive tactics — ones the Pats couldn’t have scouted — and it was “miraculous” how swiftly New England understood how to exploit them.

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