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New England Patriots links 12/23/19 - Belichick to team: It’s all-in this week vs. Dolphins

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Kyle Van Noy leads the ‘all in’ swarm on Josh Allen
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NATIONAL NEWS

  • Jeremy Bergman (NFL.com) Patriots QB Tom Brady named to NFL All-Time Team.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Big trouble in Big D as the Cowboys’ playoff hopes take a massive hit with a loss in Philly; More. “The Patriots’ performance on Saturday afternoon finally like one giant uh-oh moment for the rest of the conference.”
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA Week 16: Don’t look now, but Philly’s a factor (with a healthy QB); More.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Week 16 Takeaways: Wentz’s masterpiece and a Dallas dud.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) Week 16 NFL overreactions: Should every division winner really host a playoff game? /Yes.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The winners and losers of NFL Week 16.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) Week 16 grades.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Picking one player from every NFL team with something to prove in Week 17. Patriots: Mohamed Sanu.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Final AFC playoff spot a three-team race: Titans, Steelers, Raiders all in it.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL insider notes: Handing out season awards both real and fake, including MVP, Best Game and more
  • Bill Barnwell (ESPN) Lessons from six disappointing NFL teams: What went wrong and what’s next.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) The secret to the NFL’s best rushing teams: Why zone blocking is here to stay.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Week 17 has seven late-afternoon games.

DUMPSTER DIVE

  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL investigators probe for connection to Patriots football operations in Spygate 2. “As one source explained it, there’s a sense that investigators want to make that connection, and a perception that they are showing frustration when unable to tie the video crew to the football employees. ... For now, there’s no proof of any such tie — and no reason to currently believe there will be one.”
  • Zack Cox relays new details on the NFL’s investigation into the Patriots videotaping.
  • Jerry Thornton thinks it’s sad, seeing the Ravens using Bluetooth earpieces on the sidelines. #cheaters.