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New England Patriots links 12/13/17 - Third down’s the harm

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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  • Jeff Howe reviews the film to squash the conspiracy theories for Tom Brady being uncharacteristically off his game Monday night, and tells us what happened.
  • Phil Perry talks about the vicious cycle the Pats found themselves locked into Monday night. Their inability to run the ball effectively contributed to the lack of third-down conversions that ultimately bogged down the offense.
  • Doug Kyed's Patriots-Dolphins Film Review: What went wrong on third down?
  • Tom E. Curran explores exactly how the Dolphins turned the Patriots into just another team.
  • Phil Perry details the Patriots defensive lapses against the Dolphins.
  • Rich Garven notes the Patriots’ are still in a pretty good position after a pretty bad Monday night loss, and now the focus is fully on Pittsburgh.
  • Zack Cox scouts the Steelers: Can Patriots slow down killer B's in game of the year?
  • Michael Hurley serves up some leftover Patriots thoughts after the Monday night stinker: If Tom Brady and the Patriots are going to head to Miami to try to play a football game, then they’re probably going to stink.
  • Michael Hurley explains how Monday's loss affects the playoff situation for New England.
  • Ian Glendon (FullPressCoverage) Six games to title six for the Patriots.
  • Doug Kyed talks about how the short week affects preparations for a must-win Steelers game.
  • DJ Bean tries to join in with the worriers (even though he doesn't believe them) that the Patriots might not get a first-round bye.
  • Steve Buckley still believes the Pats will (probably) win on Sunday but insists on sowing seeds of doubt that they might lose.
  • Zack Cox looks at how Kenny Britt could add a new dimension to the receiving corps.
  • Kevin Duffy tells us what to know about WR Kenny Britt.
  • Ron Borges flings around the Ds in his Week 14 Report Card: "...this should be viewed as a one-game aberration until further notice, not a sign of things to come Sunday in Pittsburgh."
  • Danny Cox hands out the Week 14 team grades: Gronk's absence felt in embarrassing loss.
  • Stephen Hewitt Patriots Notebook: Sources say wide receiver Kenny Britt signs two-year deal; No. 1 still in reach; More.
  • Logan Mullen notes Michael Floyd thanks the Patriots and Vikings on Instagram, one year after his DUI arrest.