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Divisional Round - Los Angeles Chargers v New England Patriots
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  • Evan Lazar’s Patriots Gameplan: How can the Patriots slow down Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense?
  • Ryan Hannable tells us why the outcome of Sunday’s game will be decided in the first few minutes of the game: The Patriots are 11-1 when scoring first this season, while the Chiefs are 11-2.
  • Michael Hurley sets the tone with ALL the reasons to feel good about the Patriots chances in the AFC Championship game.
  • Phil Perry digs into the Pats-Chiefs matchups: 1. Patriots man coverage vs. Mahomes.
  • Karen Guregian takes a look at the matchups: Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead vs. Damien Williams, Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots-Chiefs AFC Championship, Key matchups: Who has the razor’s edge?
  • Thomas Murphy (DiehardBostonSportsFans) Monster keys to AFC Title. 1. Explode then implode.
  • Devon Clements (PatriotsWire) 3 Matchups to watch in Patriots’ AFC title game vs. Chiefs. 1. Stephon Gilmore vs. Tyreek Hill.
  • Zack Cox talks with members from all three levels of the Patriots defense for their keys how to defend Patrick Mahomes.
  • Phil Perry discusses how the lessons learned from Week 6 could help the defense slow down the Chiefs.
  • Nadav Amar (LastWordOnSports) What to watch for during AFC Championship Sunday. 1. Defensive schemes in the passing game.
  • Nick O’Malley presents his Patriots-Chiefs anti-analysis: There is some weird moon nonsense going on in Kansas City.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) 5 Unheralded Patriots who must step up vs. Chiefs in AFC championship. 1. David Andrews.
  • Zack Cox talks about how J.C. Jackson is thriving under Stephon Gilmore’s mentorship.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Patrick Chung on how the Pats can’t focus too much on their Week 6 win vs. Chiefs or ‘they’ll kick our ass.’
  • Ryan Hannable relays Devin McCourty on how well the Patriots need to play vs. Chiefs: We can’t have anybody have a bad game.
  • Evan Lazar mentions how the Patriots are just 12-9 in the Brady-Belichick era in postseason games where they played their opponent during the regular season.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Rob Gronkowski isn’t taking any of these games for granted.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Rob Gronkowski’s evaluation of Travis Kelce is telling.
  • Alex Reimer has an interesting media column on how Tom Brady has handled going from Football Cinderalla to everyone’s dinner.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Robert Kraft calls Tom Brady the greatest player of all time, not just greatest quarterback.
  • Andrew Callahan writes what a win on Sunday would mean to the twelve Patriots veterans who have never been active for a Super Bowl.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) In a league of ‘coaching carousels,’ Bill Belichick keeps his own counsel.
  • Doug Kyed addresses his Friday Mailbag: What is rookie CB J.C. Jackson’s future ceiling?
  • Chris Warner (BostonSportsMediaWatch) Patriots Thursday Notes, Chargers review. “A game that [Brady] helped the offense control from the start, using up time like a day at the DMV.”
  • Ross Gienieczko Patriots Notebook: It’s different for Rob Gronkowski at this stage of his career.
  • NBC Sports Boston reports the Arrowhead Stadium surface looks good to go for Sunday.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Foxboro & Friends: 2018 AFC Championship Edition. Breaking down the Chargers win and previewing the Chiefs with our old pal Fitzy. (53.10 min. video)
  • Jim Lazar predicts a Golden-Oldies Super Bowl as he makes his Conference Championship picks. Patriots win 30-26.
  • Michael Hurley posts the CBS Boston Pats-Chiefs predictions.