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New England Patriots links 1/22/19 - Week 15 Loss to Steelers a spur in Patriots turnaround

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AFC Championship - New England Patriots v Kansas City Chiefs
Phillip Dorsett popped his clutch in the playoffs
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  • Mike Reiss hears from players who identified a 17-10 road loss to the Steelers, in which the team totaled 14 accepted penalties, as a key turning point for the Patriots.
  • Kevin McNamara explains why this New England victory was extra special. ‘When they let a lead slip away late in the fourth quarter, they didn’t panic.’
  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots-Chiefs Film Review: Tom Brady is still a few Clydesdale gallops away from that cliff some people like to talk about.
  • Evan Lazar’s Advanced Stats Report: Patriots get contributions from entire roster to reach Super Bowl.
  • Andrew Callahan shares 12 leftover thoughts from Sunday’s instant classic: 1. Gronk back? Mostly. And that’s good enough.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Pats Posits: It just keeps going.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) 5 Things we learned from the Patriots Championship win: 1. Terrific - and a little lucky - performance by Edelman.
  • Nick O’Malley shares 10 cool behind-the-scenes things we saw from Sunday’s postgame celebrations.
  • D.J. Bean makes the case that this Patriots team is a different type of impressive.
  • Mark Daniels finds plenty of storylines in the Patriots-Rams Super Bowl rematch.
  • Joshua Schrock reports the Patriots will be wearing their road white jerseys in Super Bowl LIII, which is a good sign for New England.
  • Mike Reiss notes that this Patriots team might not be as talented as some of the previous eight teams that made trips to the NFL’s biggest game. But that doesn’t matter now.
  • Andrew Callahan reports Bill Belichick loves this Patriots team.
  • Michael Hurley notes Tom Brady sure loves slinging it: The F-bombs, that is.
  • Mike Reiss lauds Rob Gronkowski’s enthusiasm and production, especially after his very challenging year.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Ranking the latest Tom Brady comeback among his top moments.
  • Marc Fortier (NECN) He did it again! Relive Tom Brady’s 57 game-winning drives.
  • Justin Leger highlights Bill Belichick on the reports that claimed tension existed between him and Tom Brady. “Some of these people — I have never met them, never talked to them. I am not going to get into a bunch of gossip.”
  • Ryan Hannable reports a video surfaced of possible laser pointer in Tom Brady’s face during AFC championship.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Report Card In AFC Championship win over Kansas City. /The kind of all-around-win when a B+ brings down the curve.
  • Andy Gresh grades the Patriots after winning the AFC Championship ‘WHAT. A. GAME’: Offensive Line earns a first-ever A++.
  • Michael Hurley reminds everyone that NFL overtime rules are fair to both teams, despite the incessant whining online.
  • CBS Boston reports the thrilling Patriots-Chiefs AFC Championship draws massive TV ratings.