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New England Patriots links 1/07/17 - Weekend cleanup

Bonus weekend links for Sunday

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  • Mike Reiss revisits his preseason prediction for the Patriots (13-3): A case of being so right, but really so wrong.
  • Kevin Duffy notes Tom Brady pushed back against some of the article’s claims, saying writers must get ‘creative’ because the Patriots have been so good for so long.
  • Doug Kyed lays out precisely why the Patriots could never have kept both Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady in 2018.
  • Bill Speros writes how the haters just continue to make the Patriots stronger.
  • Jeff Howe reiterates how the end is undefeated; it comes for everyone, but suggests we don’t close down the Patriots dynasty just yet.
  • Ron Borges thinks the Patriots are getting a reminder that it often ends ugly in the NFL.
  • Dave Brown reports the Patriots are on the brink of a Super Bowl, or possibly not existing according to unnamed sources. /Snark warning. Good read.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) I can confirm the ESPN report about the Patriots infighting is a pack of lies.
  • Thomas Murphy (SportsXMedia) Kraft, Brady, Belichick and a guy named Seth.
  • Bill Reynolds says the Patriots are starting to look like a family that needs therapy.
  • Alex Guerrero (TB12Sports) In my own words.
  • Matt Chatham (BlogTalkRadio) Real Thing Patriots Podcast: NYJ Part II Breakdown; Plus why stats fail to understand the Patriots stingy D. (1 hour 2 min.)