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New England Patriots links 1/15/19 - Forget the Chargers, Patriots already on to Kansas City

Daily news and links for Tuesday

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Trent Brown is an absolute beast
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  • Andy Benoit (SI) Mahomes vs. Belichick, Round II: What the Patriots should do differently.
  • Harry Lyles, Jr. (SB Nation) Sony Michel vs. the Chiefs defense will be the matchup to watch in the AFC Championship.
  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Monday Morning Digest, Playoff Edition: Conference Championship tale of the tape. Fewest weaknesses: Patriots.
  • Bill Barnwell (ESPN) Most exciting NFL final four ever? Why these playoffs have a case.
  • Seth Walder (ESPN) 2018 Super Bowl chances for conference championship teams: Why Patriots are long shots.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( NFL Playoffs Debrief: December lies exposed in Divisional Round. “At least the Eagles and Cowboys made their opponents sweat.”
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Kyler Murray’s impact on the draft, Gronkowski’s future with the Patriots, More NFL news.
  • Around the NFL ( Twelve things we learned from Divisional Round games. “In frigid Foxborough, Chargers fans felt a throbbing disturbance in the Force right away, as Tom Brady and his charges authored the longest opening postseason drive of Bill Belichick’s tenure in New England [14 plays, 7:11 min].”
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Jason McCourty: Playoff reality “right on par” with expectations.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Josh McDaniels knows nothing of any late-season issues with Tom Brady.
  • Adam Teicher (ESPN) Chiefs’ living and dying with pass rush will get ultimate test from Tom Brady.
  • Adam Teicher (ESPN) Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady connected by record book, epic Week 6 game.
  • Cameron Filipe (Football Zebras) Vinovich and Blakeman are the referees for the Conference Championships. Pats-Chiefs: Clete Blakeman.
  • Christian D’Andrea (SB Nation) The Chiefs can thank failed safety Rob Gronkowski for hosting the AFC Championship Game.
  • Matt Keohan (brobible) These 10 things were all the rage In pop culture the last time the Patriots failed to make the AFC Championship.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Pete Morelli, Walt Coleman to retire.
  • Mike Vaccaro (NY Post) Adam Gase completely blew his first chance to win over Jets fans.
  • Zach Braziller (NY Post) Rob Ryan back in the mix for NFL job. /Wut?