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New England Patriots links 12/21/18 - Team toughness to be tested vs. Buffalo

Daily news & links for Friday

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  • Evan Lazar’s Patriots Gameplan: Bills defense a tough test for post-Josh Gordon Patriots.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots Gameplan: Week 16 vs. Buffalo Bills. Strangely, this is very much a must-win game for the Pats.
  • Mark Daniels emphasizes how the Patriots need to stop the run this weekend.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots-Bills Week 16 key matchups: Who has the razor’s edge?
  • Thomas Murphy (DieHardBostonSportsFans) Monster keys to Pats-Bills. 1. Containing Josh Allen in the pocket is a must Sunday.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots identity currently a mystery, and that might be a good thing.
  • Michael Hurley points out that, unfortunately, these Bills aren’t an NFL punchline anymore.
  • Mike Reiss takes a look at what Josh Gordon’s absence means for the Patriots, who now have a void to fill on the field.
  • Karen Guregian points out the Patriots offense has problems beyond losing Josh Gordon.
  • Ryan Hannable explains why the offense will survive without Josh Gordon.
  • Tom E. Curran tells the ‘I told ya so’ crowd to go screw: “In the end, Josh Gordon couldn’t outrun his problems. And now the Patriots’ never-really-solved issues at wide receiver are worse. But that doesn’t mean the Pats shouldn’t have given Gordon a chance, or that he shouldn’t have taken it.”
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) So without Josh Gordon, now what?
  • Zack Cox resets the receiving corps with Josh Gordon now suspended.
  • Phil Perry gives us the state of the receiving corps without Josh Gordon.
  • Steve McGuire (LastWordOnSports) Patriots need a new hero to replace Josh Gordon.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots should sign Kenny Britt in wake of Josh Gordon departure.
  • Andrew Callahan claims Josh Gordon’s departure will cripple the Patriots.
  • Matt McCarthy says the Patriots have no one to blame but themselves for the position they are in.
  • Tom Keegan states the Patriots gamble on Josh Gordon wasn’t worth the risk, calls his signing an undisciplined, desperate move.
  • Zack Cox relays the Patriots reactions to the Josh Gordon suspension: ‘He was a great teammate.’
  • Rich Thompson reports on the outpouring of sympathy and compassion for Josh Gordon from his teammates.
  • Zack Cox tells us Cordarrelle Patterson missed practice due to illness, not injury.
  • Doug Kyed addresses his Friday Mailbag: Who replaces Josh Gordon in the interim, long term?
  • Jim Lazar says it’s good for the Patriots to be home for the holidays, and makes his Week 16 picks. Pats win 30-20.