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New England Patriots links 12/20/17 - Shelving the Steelers to bring on the Bills

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  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) Rob Gronkowski is more important to the Patriots than ever.
  • Quang M. Lam ( Gronkowski, Gurley among NFL Players of the Week.
  • Emmanuel Sanders (The Players' Tribune) The 5 toughest corners I've ever faced. Malcolm Butler gets some respect.
  • Jenny Vrentas (SI) NFL MVP Award is Tom Brady's to lose.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) 2017 NFL MVP Watch: Todd Gurley emerges as the only real threat to Tom Brady.
  • Kevin Patra ( McVay endorses Rams RB Todd Gurley for NFL MVP.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) Refocused: New England Patriots 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 24.
  • Michael Tunison (Sports on Earth) After Further Review: Steelers can't catch a break; Index cards can swing a game now; More.
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) NFL Week 15 Recap: Lessons from the best game of the season.
  • Sam Monson (Pro Football Focus) NFL 2017 Week 15 Team of the Week. QB Tom Brady and TE Rob Gronkowski included.
  • Clear McNear (The Ringer) From Aaron Rodgers to Antonio Brown: 2017 was the year of NFL injuries.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Will NFL finally fix the catch rule?
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Mike Tomlin: NFL catch rule 'needs to be revisited' in wake of Jesse James TD ruling.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Bill Belichick agrees with Jesse James ruling, says rule on catches 'very clearly stated'.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Report: Tom Brady’s trainer’s reduced role with team causing “some friction”. /Remember when the hometown paper used to root for all of its sports teams, and not actively try to take one down?
  • Sam Monson (Pro Football Focus) 10 Biggest snubs of the Pro Bowl roster selections.
  • Highlights ( Most satisfying plays of Week 15. (1.15 min. video) Duron Harmon's end zone INT.
  • Dameshek ( The Shek Report, Week 15. (2.39 min. video)