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New England Patriots links 4/20/18 - Patriots’ 2018 NFL schedule: Predictions, prognostications

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Super Bowl LII - Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots
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  • Mike Reiss offers his annual “laugh at me now, and then laugh at me more later” game-by-game predictions for the 2018 Patriots.
  • Zack Cox breaks down the Patriots schedule and shares his thoughts on all 16 games.
  • Ryan Hannable offers 10 quick thoughts on the schedule: 1. Unlike years past, there doesn’t appear to be a tough stretch that stands out at first glance.
  • NBC Sports Boston looks at the Patriots’ week-by-week schedule, how they performed against each opponent the last time they met, and links to some of the more interesting things from each game.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) NFL top ten: Most intriguing matchups for 2018.
  • Ryan Hannable hears from James White on how the Patriots will replace Dion Lewis.
  • Alex Reimer suggests Tom Brady’s end game might just be ‘sweet revenge’.
  • Karen Guregian relays TE Troy Niklas and his “kind of crazy story” about his path to becoming a Patriot - and a father.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) New England Patriots recent second round draft history: How have they fared?
  • Phil Perry takes a look at a few draft prospects that could meet New England’s main three criteria for what they want on the O-line.
  • Doug Kyed points out the offensive tackle options for the Patriots with each of their eight draft picks.
  • Ian Glendon (FullPressCoverage) Thoughts on the three 2018 finalists for the Patriots Hall of Fame.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots of the past: Ty Law.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Season starts with Houston at Foxboro.
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Mailbag: What are Patriots’ various options in 2018 draft?
  • Mike Reiss shares some thoughts on Gil Santos, whose love for the Patriots was reflected in his work.
  • Ryan Hannable presents his 7-round mock draft. Pats pick South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst and Georgia OLB Lorenzo Carter.