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New England Patriots links 12/31/18 - Pats wave bye to Jets 38-3, soar into playoffs

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NFL: New York Jets at New England Patriots
Phillip Dorsett rises from oblivion to the end zone
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  • NFL Game Center ( Jets at Patriots: Recap, stats, highlights.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Sunday Freakout: Foles and the champs return to the playoffs, this year the Ravens hold on, Vikings have soul-searching to do.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: The playoff field is set, and the coaching axe swings.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA Week 17: Ravens, Eagles, Colts crash playoffs; Black Monday begins.
  • Don BanksSnap Judgments: Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest a fascinating and defining Week 17 Sunday.
  • Around the NFL ( What we learned from Sunday’s Week 17 games. Patriots treated the regular-season finale as if it was a playoff game against a short-handed division rival.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 Things we learned heading into the 2018 NFL playoffs. 8. As much as this may have felt like a “down” season in New England, the juggernaut is alive and well...
  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Monday Morning Digest, Playoff preview edition: MVP Mahomes is locked and loaded.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) NFL Winners and Losers: Year one of Kirk Cousins’ deal was an absolute bust for Vikings. Losers: Those rooting against the Patriots to make another Super Bowl.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The Winners and Losers of NFL Week 17.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) The 2018 RedZone Awards.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL insider notes: The league’s diversity problem, Blake Bortles’ last start and more from Week 17.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Report: Packers to request interviews with Josh McDaniels, Brian Flores.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Rex Ryan reportedly interested in Dolphins job if Adam Gase fired, also eying Hurricanes college gig.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) The Week 17 playoff picture.
  • Conor Orr (SI) NFL playoff picture: Analyzing the best early matchups and biggest sleepers.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Colts’ win over Titans creates an AFC playoff field featuring must-see QBs.