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New England Patriots Links 1/21/16 - Patriots-Broncos Much More Than Manning-Brady

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Daily news and links for 1/21/16

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  • Jeff Howe explains why the Patriots defense must respect the Broncos running game.
  • Tom E. Curran gives us an injury update: Chandler Jones (knee) avoided serious injury, Dont'a Hightower (knee) is doing well, Jamie Collins (back) is less certain. All were present for the walkthrough Wednesday.
  • Phil Perry reports the Patriots had near-perfect attendance at their walkthrough inside the Field House on Wednesday.
  • Tom E. Curran talks about how the Patriots lost more than a linebacker in Jerod Mayo, they lost a leader in the locker room, something fans weren't able to see.
  • Adam Kurkjian notes Jonathan Freeny is in position to help out on Sunday. He finished the regular season meeting with 12 tackles and a sack.
  • Ryan Hannable looks at the Patriots postseason road record and wonders if the Patriots can overcome issues away from home, playing in Denver.
  • Karen Guregian says Peyton Manning doesn't live up to the Patriots' praise.
  • Eric Wilbur details the ups and downs of a Brady-Manning rivalry that never really was.
  • Chris Villani believes Tom Brady has a big edge in his 17th matchup with Peyton Manning.
  • Ron Borges has no use for statistics that point to the Patriots beating the Broncos on Sunday. "Good players decide the game, not stat geeks."
  • Michael Hurley talks about the night the Brady-Manning rivalry really began.
  • Matt Burke shares his theory on why the Patriots should let Manning do well early in the game Sunday.
  • Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss why the Patriots and Tom Brady have the advantage on Peyton Manning and the Broncos. (8.53 min. video)
  • Pat Bradley notes Von Miller praises Tom Brady, calling him one of the NFL's best.
  • Mike Reiss points out that the Broncos have succeeded with low hits on Rob Gronkowski.
  • Jeff Howe hears form Malcolm Butler, who says the Patriots won't engage in trash talk because 'That doesn't win football games.'
  • Christopher Price talks with former Patriots backup QB Damon Huard, who mastered the art of imitating Peyton Manning.
  • Christopher Price notes Damon Huard says he knew Tom Brady had surpassed him on the depth chart in the Summer of 2001.
  • Josh Brown (Boston's TitleTown Talk) How Jamie Collins injury could cost the Pats another Super Bowl.
  • Ryan Hannable reports that according to David Wade of WBZ-TV, Mass State Police needed to drive the kicking balls and gauges for the Patriots-Chiefs game to Gillette Stadium because the referees left them at a Boston hotel.
  • Christopher Price reports that Clete Blakeman, who had a role in the deflategate drama, will work as referee for Super Bowl 50.
  • Adam Kurkjian, Chris Villani and Bob McGovern report Darius Fleming scolds the trolls, as cops and witnesses confirm rescue.
  • Ben Volin issues an apology to Darius Fleming, and an explanation of what happened.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Bill Belichick is all work, no talk in advance of Sunday's game; Players echoed the tone he set, reiterating that talk doesn't win games; Brandon LaFell added, 'Brady's not a whiner, he's a winner'; It's Jimmy Garoppolo's turn to become Peyton Manning, including emulating his mannerisms and a whole lot of 'Omahas'; Injury updates.
  • Bill Reynolds gives the history behind Danny Amendola's carport, erected in December with the permission of the city and blown up into a big deal due to social media.

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