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Daily news and links for 1/20/17

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  • Jeremy Fowler and Mike Reiss (ESPN) Steelers' run game could make difference against Patriots in AFC title game.
  • Matt Chatham (Football by Football) Breakdown: Steelers red zone struggles vs. Patriots red zone strength. (2.58 min. video)
  • Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) Here are defensive keys to success for the Falcons, Packers, Steelers and Patriots.
  • Chris Burke (SI) Analyzing the masterful offensive-line play of teams in NFL conference championships.
  • Sam Monson (ProFootballFocus) How Pittsburgh’s O-line is driving the Steelers’ playoff push.
  • Ryan Wilson (CBS Sports) Here are five reasons the Steelers can beat the Patriots in the AFC title game.
  • Dieter Kurtenbach (Fox Sports) Ben Roethlisberger has become the weak link who could kill the Steelers’ Super Bowl dreams.
  • Sam Monson (Pro Football Focus) Ranking the four conference title teams at every position group.
  • Bill Barnwell (ESPN) Clutch coaching rankings: Barnwell stacks up the final four. 1st. Bill Belichick "the gold standard."
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) Conference title games referee scouting report: From one extreme to the other. Terry McAulay called the league's 2nd-highest number of fouls per game.
  • Kenneth Arthur (Rolling Stone) What we get wrong about Tom Brady: This season could end up being the crowning achievement in a legendary career that's still going strong.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Patriots' Tom Brady wins AFC East offensive most valuable player.
  • Kalyn Kahler (The MMQB) The chosen twin: Devin McCourty.
  • Andre Vergara (Fox Sports) LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell still buds despite Blount quitting on Steelers.
  • Report (AP) Now Blount is running, not running away.
  • Conor Orr ( New England Patriots standouts praise James Harrison.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) Patriots' Martellus Bennett sounds off on Steelers, Antonio Brown.
  • Dieter Kurtenbach (Fox Sports) Ben Roethlisberger has become the weak link who could kill the Steelers’ Super Bowl dreams.
  • Michael Weinreb (The Ringer) Holy Tuck: An oral history of the Raiders-Patriots Tuck Rule Game. /You mean, 'Snow Bowl'.
  • Greg A. Bedard (SI) Recent coaching hires stray from the NFL's winning formula.. Why Josh McDaniels didn't take a head coach job this year.
  • Jimmy Traina (Awful Announcing) The worst of Phil Simms, the best of Twitter vs. Phil Simms from Saturday’s Texans-Patriots game.
  • Staff (USA Today) NFL championship game picks. Four of five pick Pats to win.