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New England Patriots Links 1/20/15 - Never Can Count Out Brady and Belichick

Daily News and Links for 1/20/15

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  • Adam Kaufman remembers when the Patriots were done after Week 4 and says it just goes to show you can never count out Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
  • Jeff Howe focuses on how the defense jelled together to pulverize the Colts for 60 consecutive minutes Sunday.
  • Jackie MacMullan focuses on how opposing teams (or fans) really don't have any idea what the Patriots might do once the ball is snapped.
  • Jeff Howe gives us five takeaways from Pats-Colts: Brady is rewriting the record books at a torrid pace.
  • Christopher Price looks back at the week that changed everything for the 2014 Patriots.
  • Karen Guregian points to the New England-Seattle game back in 2012 as the one that launched the image the Seahawks have now.
  • Tom E. Curran reports the Patriots are in the Super Bowl, so let the angst begin.
  • Jeff Pini reports the betting lines have moved from the Seahawks holding a slight edge over the Patriots to no favorite at all.
  • Adam Kurkjian notes Julian Edelman hopes to write a better ending to this Super Bowl appearance, while preparing for the best secondary in football.
  • Steve Buckley calls deflategate overinflated. "Bad football, not bad footballs, doomed Indy.
  • Mike Reiss highlights Bill Belichick's WEEI interview on how "We're on to Cincinnati" became a rallying cry; Jerod Mayo and Nate Solder.
  • Mike Reiss relays how Bill Belichick cites halftime of the early Monday night loss to the Chiefs as the turning point of the team's season.
  • The Herald recaps the 'bitter' Brady vs. Sherman exchanges on and off the field... except the only one who's angry is Sherman.
  • Ron Borges issues his Week 18 Report Card: This was a WWE-style beatdown from top to bottom. "If anyone deflated the footballs Sunday it was the Patriots’ secondary."
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Bill Belichick said the Patriots are fully cooperating with the NFL but is otherwise mum about the ball probe; Belichick and Pete Carroll have a strong friendship; Jake Bequette, Josh Boyce, Joe Vellano and Tavon Wilson were recognized as practice players of the year.