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New England Patriots Links 12/20/13 - Aaron Dobson Hopes to 'Give it a Go' Sunday

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New England Patriots Daily News and Links for 12/20/13

Aaron Dobson hopes to play Sunday
Aaron Dobson hopes to play Sunday
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TEAM TALK

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  • Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down Sunday's matchup: Patriots-Ravens will turn on a few plays.
  • Christopher Price tells us why the Patriots could be primed to push the tempo again Sunday in Baltimore.
  • Adam Kurkjian reports none of the Patriots defensive backs see a 'struggling' Joe Flacco and don't expect to on Sunday.
  • Mike Reiss reports Aaron Dobson, who has missed the past three games with a foot injury, is inching closer to a return.
  • Phil Perry reports Aaron Dobson thinks he'll give it a go vs. the Ravens.
  • Christopher Price explains why Tom Brady has good reason to respect the Ravens.
  • Jeff Howe reports Aqib Talib says he is 'getting that bounce back' from his hip ailment.
  • Christopher Price reports Aqib Talib isn't hearing any talk about his health being an issue: "This ain't my first rodeo."
  • Field Yates notes Chandler Jones will be playing against his brother Art, who plays for the Ravens. Jones' brother Jon will be in attendance too.
  • Christopher Price highlights Phil Simms on the Patriots and Ravens: Both teams are 'battle tested' survivors.
  • Christopher Price reports Ron Winter will work as referee for Patriots-Ravens.
  • Mike Reiss posts the transcript of his weekly online chat.
  • Mike Reiss charts the positional groupings used by the Patriots offense through Week 15, and analyzes what they mean:  Fullback plays a larger role.
  • Mike Reiss charts the defensive groupings through Week 15: Sub packages rise.
  • Mike Reiss breaks down the Patriots penalties and compares them with the Ravens.
  • Mike Reiss updates Tedy Bruschi's offensive and defensive indexes.
  • Doug Kyed says Julian Edelman won't acknowledge his 'Minitron' nickname and refers reporters to Brady, the guy who gave it to him.
  • Christopher Price puts Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson atop his list of 10 finalists for NFL MVP.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Aaron Dobson is getting closer to a return, says he's "feeling good"; Ravens have gotten a spark of their own with the return of TE Dennis Ptta; Nate Solder has kept the same practice timeline this week after suffering his second concussion in as many games.
  • Jim Lazar is revved for Sunday's 'legit biggie of a game' as he makes his Week 16 picks. Pats 20-17.

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