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NFL: AFC Championship Game-New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs
James Develin and Rex Burkhead
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  • Bucky Brooks ( Super Bowl LIII: Five ways the New England Patriots can win. 1. Control the tempo.
  • Michael Salfino (FiveThirtyEight) Move over, Brady. The Patriots’ running backs are stealing the show.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick: No extra motivation from losing Super Bowl last year.
  • Charlotte Wilder (SI) Tom Brady’s Instagram hype videos are the shot of adrenaline you didn’t know you needed.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Game Plan: John Dorsey’s advice for team holding No. 1 pick; A look at four under-the-radar guys who have played surprisingly big roles (James Develin and Kyle Van Noy); Draft prospects; Mail (Patriots-related questions included).
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Stephon Gilmore: It’ll be fun to face Brandin Cooks.
  • D. Orlando Ledbetter (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein’s left foot is in a boot.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Sean McVay turns 33, half Bill Belichick’s age.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Reports: Chad O’Shea in line to be Dolphins offensive coordinator.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) Ranking the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl teams: Which group was No. 1?
  • Robert Mays (ProFootballTalk) Ten observations from the last Rams-Patriots Super Bowl.
  • Video (ESPN) Super Bowl LIII could begin a new dynasty: Jared Goff enters his first Super Bowl in a similar way to Tom Brady almost 20 years ago -- as the young underdog with everything to prove. (1.07 min. video)
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The NFL should replace the Pro Bowl with a third-place game.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) 2019 NFL Draft Guide.