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Are the Patriots cursed? Terrible Towel laid in aisle of Pittsburgh-to-Boston flight

Matt Rosenberg
| Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
A fan holds up a Terrible Towel
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A fan holds up a Terrible Towel

Can someone page the Tennessee Titans?

Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy tweeted this photo of a Terrible Towel being laid out in the aisle of his Pittsburgh-to-Boston flight this afternoon.

The Patriots, as you might have heard by now, used a late comeback , a questionable overturned touchdown and a last-second interception to knock off the Steelers, 27-24, on Sunday at Heinz Field.

You may remember LenDale White, Javon Kearse and Keith Bulluck stomping a Terrible Towel in 2008 ... and then Tennessee lost six straight games, including Week 17 and the Divisional round of the playoffs in the ensuing two weeks.

And, oh yeah, the Steelers went on to win the Super Bowl.

There's a long history of the Terrible Towel curse, which you can read about here if you need a refresher.

Is this Terrible move, undoubtedly carried out an overjoyed Patriots fan who did not attend the Act Live You've Been There school of fandom, going to put a hex on the Patriots' season and Super Bowl-defending hopes?

We'll get back to you.

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