stands Pat with the Patriots

Dorchester homey Donnie Wahlberg thinks despite the New England Patriots [team stats]’ you-know-what-poor showing against the Arizona Cardinals last week, they’re bound for Super Bowl XLVII!

“I’ve learned the regular season doesn’t matter, it’s how you do in the playoffs,” said the “Blue Bloods” star. “Last year, they had an amazing regular season and petered out in the playoffs while the Giants played like crap all year and won the Super Bowl.”

And then there was that 16-0 regular season back in 2007-08 that we’d all rather forget.

“I’m not worried,” said Wahlberg, whose latest project with Jarrett Creative and his brother, Bob, is “Boston Metal,” a National Geographic reality TV show about a Brockton family of scrap metal dealers. “But the Patriots, being a young team, need to be overlooked again. They need to be the underdogs again like they were in 2001. That motivates them.”

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