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New England Patriots links 1/23/19 - Patriots’ mental toughness displayed on 3rd-down offense

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  • Michael McCann (SI) Will latest case of laser pointer usage finally cause NFL to take action?
  • Gregg Senko (TheGruelingTruth) Overtime in the NFL. /Good read.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Since NFL tweaked rule, most playoff overtimes ended on first-drive TDs: ”...there have been eight postseason overtimes, and five of them have ended with a touchdown on the opening drive.”
  • Chuck Carlton (Dallas News) NFL overtime is a step away from rock-paper-scissors. “The future face of the NFL for the next decade or two spent overtime Sunday sidelined and yelling for a stop, hoping for a chance that never came.” /Oh, cry me a river...
  • Drew Davison (Star-Telegram) NFL will give overtime rules an ‘extensive going over,’ Cowboys’ Stephen Jones says.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Coin toss would remain important if OT rule is tweaked.
  • Michael McCann (SI) Don’t expect legal remedies in aftermath of Rams’ win over Saints.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Rule 17 does not prevent Commissioner from taking action over judgment errors.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Timing of initial hearing makes NFC title game do-over impossible.