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NFL: AFC Divisional Playoff-Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots
Trey Flowers downs Philip Rivers
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  • Tom E. Curran’s Hard Truths: It took just 30 minutes for the Patriots to put together their most complete domination of a team in almost two years.
  • Kevin Duffy writes that given the opponent, this was as close to a perfect game as the Patriots have played in years.
  • D.J. Bean’s Must-read recap: Not as close as the score indicates, Pats roll over Chargers.
  • Tom E. Curran observes how the Chargers came undone in spectacular fashion against the Patriots.
  • Doug Kyed gives his his Pats-Bolts takeaways: New England reaches potential at perfect time.
  • Evan Lazar tells us ten things we learned from the beat down of the Chargers: 1. Patriots’ offensive game plan a stroke of genius from Josh McDaniels.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Five things we learned from the Patriots win over the Chargers: 1. The week off served Brady well.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Charge Complete: Patriots overpower Chargers 41-28; reach 8th straight AFC Championship Game.
  • Mike Petraglia recaps the rout of the Chargers in an electric performance by the Pats.
  • Tom Keegan sees the Patriots offense heading to Kansas City with guns blazing.
  • Ryan Hannable talks up how Tom Brady was outstanding in yesterday’s win.
  • Mike Reiss points out how in the biggest moment of the Patriots’ season, Sony Michel delivered a standout performance.
  • Brendan C. Hall lauds Phillip Dorsett stepping up when the Patriots needed it most.
  • Karen Guregian points how the defense was pretty dominant in its own right during the 41-28 rout, as most of the Bolts points came in garbage time.
  • Ryan Hannable mentions how the Patriots defense loved frustrating Philip Rivers Sunday: ‘I was kind of laughing.’
  • Michael Hurley gives us a look at all of the records either set, tied, added to, or approached by the Patriots on Sunday.
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots notebook: Trent Brown, Marcus Cannon shut down Chargers pass rush.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Rob Gronkowski’s quiet contributions vs. Chargers garner praise.
  • Michael Hurley picks Four Ups and Four Downs from Pats-Bolts: Sony Michel topped the 100-yard mark … before halftime.
  • Matt Vautour admits the Patriots looked outstanding in all phases of the game yesterday, but calls the win nothing more than a happy result in an unpredictable season.”
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) Randomness from Patriots’ thrashing of Chargers. ‘Late in Sunday’s divisional game the Bolts tried to force the Patriots into a lost possession via the onside kick. For some strange reason they kicked the ball at Nate Ebner twice in a row.’
  • Kevin Duffy shares his live Gameday Replay journal, following the game as it played out.
  • Mike Petraglia urges the haters to go ahead and doubt the Patriots in Kansas City, Tom Brady will thank you later.
  • Evan Marinofsky passes around the national media salt shaker after Sunday’s dominant win.


  • NFL Game Center ( Chargers at Patriots: Recap, stats, drives, highlights.
  • Jenny Vrentas (SI) Against the Chargers, Tom Brady and the Patriots look better than they have all season.
  • Ian O’Connor (ESPN) Never bury Tom Brady: The GOAT was toast in K.C. -- now he’s back.
  • Michael Shapiro (SI) Patriots reach eighth-straight AFC Championship game with victory over Chargers.
  • Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) Tom Brady-Bill Belichick dynasty isn’t done embarrassing rest of NFL just yet. /Freeman gets it. Well worth a read.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Patriots destroy Chargers, Tom Brady heads to 13th AFC Championship Game.
  • Judy Battista ( Patriots dismantle Chargers, prove they’re as dangerous as ever.
  • Marc Sessler ( Patriots destroy Chargers to reach AFC title game.
  • Charles P. Pierce (SI) Patriots’ development of a power run game makes them dangerous.
  • Dan Wetzel (Yahoo! Sports) Tom Brady on ‘underdog’ Patriots: ‘I know everybody thinks we suck’.
  • Mike Jones (USA Today) Opinion: Doubt the Patriots at your own peril in the playoffs.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) Chargers-Patriots weather: Bill Belichick utilizing mental warfare on frigid day to conquer Chargers in pregame.
  • Ryan Wilson (CBS Sports) Patriots vs. Chargers takeaways: New England rolls, sets up Chiefs rematch in AFC Championship Game.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) Now, only Patrick Mahomes II can save us from another Patriots Super Bowl appearance.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Sunday Freakout: NFL Divisional Round Takeaways. Saints knock out champs, Patriots look dominant, Chiefs exorcise demons.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Defenses, the ground game and the powerhouse Patriots: On to Championship Week.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA Divisional Weekend: Doobie Pump and a big piece of cheese—How the Saints saved their season.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Sorting the Playoff Pile: Patriots dynasty not dead, Saints survive and more from the divisional round.
  • Don BanksSnap Judgments: Musings, observations and the occasional insight on a Divisional round playoff weekend that was owned by the four home teams.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The winners and losers from the NFL’s Divisional Round: A pro tip to defensive coordinators in the future: Try not to unveil your radical defensive changes the week before you play Bill Belichick.