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New England Patriots links 1/03/17 - Bye week to-do list: 1. Rest, heal up

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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  • Karen Guregian suggests five ways to get the offense back in gear. 1. A healthy Chris Hogan.
  • Mike Reiss likes the Patriots' success with its 7-DB package on third down, and wonders if New England can do it against postseason competition.
  • Doug Kyed offers his Pats-Jets Film Review: James Harrison takes on unexpected role in debut.
  • Doug Kyed takes a look at some Patriots year-end key advanced stats (from Pro Football Focus Elite) and shares the results.
  • Evan Lazar focuses on how the Patriots 17-season dynasty has defied the statistical odds in many situations en route to five Super Bowl championships.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Inside the Numbers: Third down totals plummeted for Brady after Achilles injury.
  • NESN staff picks its Patriots 2017 Awards & Superlatives: Brady, Lewis among honorees.
  • Sam Hollister (PatsPropaganda) Dion Lewis: Top five running back?
  • Mike Reiss notes special teams is a subject that is close to Bill Belichick's heart, and on Tuesday, he shared his many (many, many) thoughts with the media.
  • Zack Cox mentions how Bill Belichick had a blast talking about Ryan Allen and punting technique.
  • Mike Reiss notes Bill Belichick calls New Year's Day a 'great day for football fans.'
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) 3 Reasons Patriots will/won't win Super Bowl 52.
  • Eric Wilbur sees the Patriots' road to the Super Bowl paved with awful AFC doormats. Another rider on Dan Shaughnessy's tomato-can bandwagon.
  • Alex Reimer makes the case that in 2017, the much-maligned AFC East was maybe the best division in the conference.
  • Zack Cox previews the playoffs and thinks a Chiefs rematch appears likely.
  • Nick O'Malley checks in on some former Patriots players to see how they are doing across the NFL
  • Ryan Hannable relays Adam Schefter explaining how the Patriots only got a 2nd-round pick for Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • WEEI recaps Ian Rapoport discussing all things Patriots, including McDaniels and Patricia potentially leaving, the Jimmy G. trade, if the Pats ever considered trading Brady; More.
  • Doug Kyed thinks about who could fill the Patriots' coordinator and personnel vacancies in 2018.
  • Mike Reiss notes it has been six seasons since Josh McDaniels returned as New England's offensive coordinator, and now he's primed for another head-coaching gig.