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New England Patriots links 2/02/18 - Super Bowl LII: Patriots at full health

Daily news and links for Friday

Tennessee Titans Vs. New England Patriots At Gillette Stadium Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images



  • Jeff Howe writes how, after all these Super Bowls, the Patriots are still in awe, still pinching themselves.
  • Ben Volin presents an in-depth look at the anatomy of a game plan: How the Patriots do it. /For those who are able to get past the paywall.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots Gameplan: Super Bowl 52 vs. Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Ryan Hannable reports the Patriots appear to be in full health heading into Sunday.
  • Karen Guregian looks at which team has the edge at each position.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Super Bowl LII: Patriots-Eagles key matchups.
  • Jeff Howe examines this key matchup: Rob Gronkowski vs. Malcolm Jenkins.
  • Christopher Simoneau (FullPressCoverage) Patriots vs. Eagles: Which team has the advantage in the run game?
  • Hal Bent (FullPressCoverage) Super Bowl LII Key Matchups: Patriots defensive line vs. Eagles offensive line.
  • Hal Bent (FullPressCoverage) Super Bowl LII Key Matchups: Patriots Linebackers vs Eagles Running Backs.
  • Thomas Murphy (SportsXMedia) My monster keys to Patriots SBLII victory.
  • Ron Borges says Jim Schwartz will be out to one-up his teacher. /He’s right.
  • Ryan Hannable relays Bill Belichick with the ultimate compliment for his QB: “There’s no quarterback I would rather have playing for my team than Tom Brady,”
  • Steve Buckley finds Rob Gronkowski ready for the Super Bowl and back to his normal self.
  • Travis Baker (FullPressCoverage) Stephen Gostkowski: A hidden gem In the Patriots dynasty.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Which hoodie should Belichick wear in Super Bowl 52?
  • Conor Ryan ranks the top 25 greatest plays in Patriots Super Bowl history.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Offensive coordinator replacement candidates stick to task at hand.
  • Kyle Daluz notes Seahawks TE Luke Wilson breaks down the final play of Super Bowl XLIX and the locker room reaction afterward.
  • Michael Hurley discovers Bill Belichick the coach does not care much for Bill Belichick the player.
  • Michael Hurley reports Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday attended the Timberwolves-Bucks NBA game last night.
  • Nick O’Malley presents 10 reasons the Patriots will win Super Bowl LII, and 10 reasons they won’t.
  • Jim Lazar wonders how the final Belichick-McDaniels-Patricia hug will go down, and makes his Super Bowl pick: Pats win 34-13.
  • Steve Burton, Dan Roche and Levan Reid make their predictions for Sunday: Burton (NE 31-24), Roche (NE 28-24), Reid (NE 24-16).


  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Patriots have all 53 players at practice Thursday.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) The Patriots’ five offensive archetypes.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Game Plan: For the Eagles to beat the Patriots in Super Bowl 52, they must first not beat themselves.
  • Matt Harmon ( Top mismatches for each team in Super Bowl LII.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Eagles, Patriots both relied on analytics to help them reach the Super Bowl.
  • Jeff Feyerer (Inside the Pylon) Super Bowl 52: The pregame five.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) The non-conspiratorial explanation for New England’s lack of penalties.
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) Tom Brady is the GOAT of more than just the NFL.
  • Michael Rosenberg (SI) Jim Schwartz is trying to follow Bill Belichick’s path, but now has to outsmart him in Super Bowl 52.
  • Shea Serrano (The Ringer) A celebration of all the fun little things that happen in an NFL game.
  • Bill Simmons (The Ringer) The Super Bowl 52 Super Mailbag.
  • Joseph Ferraiola (Inside the Pylon) The greatest catch in Super Bowl history.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) Next hot NFL coach from Belichick tree: Brian Flores.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick calls his son one of his most trusted assistant coaches.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady hoping Rob Gronkowski has “his best game of the year”.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Rob Gronkowski doesn’t blame Barry Church.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Chris Long on Tom Brady: You can’t take it easy on the GOAT.
  • Joseph Zucker (Bleacher Report) Tom Brady MVP acceptance speech appears to leak at Patriots press conference.
  • Interview (ABC7 News) ) ABC7’s Mike Shumann sits down with Tom Brady, Sr. (14.04 min. video)
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Vince Wilfork speaks to Patriots after practice.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Arthur Blank was not happy that Robert Kraft put 283 diamonds in Patriots’ rings. /Pats fans were not happy Mr. Blank was ready to celebrate on the sideline a bit too early.
  • Staff ( Super Bowl LII analyst predictions: Patriots or Eagles in Minneapolis? /Interesting reasons given for each pick.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care.