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New England Patriots links 12/31/19 - Unfamiliar territory: Patriots gearing up for all-out fight

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Daily news and links for Tuesday

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  • Mike Reiss talks about the Patriots players shifting their mindset with idea of a ‘Revenge Tour’. /Against who, themselves?
  • Andy Hart looks at the opportunity ahead for the Patriots after they experienced the worst of losses.
  • Bob George (PatsFans) Patriots entering a January they aren’t familiar with after Sunday’s loss.
  • Evan Lazar’s Advanced Stats Report: Pats lose in passing game on both sides of the ball vs. Miami.
  • Matt Dolloff’s Package Report: Patriots offense did enough to win, thanks to one particular grouping.
  • Michael Hurley serves up some stone-cold leftover Patriots thoughts: Tom Brady not great, defense even worse.
  • CBS Boston notes Duron Harmon says the Patriots ‘didn’t come to play’ vs. the Dolphins, which won’t happen on Wild Card weekend.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: New England taking ‘flush it and move forward’ mentality into Titans game.
  • Doug Kyed notes Josh McDaniels sounds willing to unleash N’Keal Harry in the playoffs.
  • Zack Cox spotlights the huge challenge ahead for the defense vs. the Ryan Tannelhill-led Titans.
  • Darren Hartwell discusses how the Patriots-Titans referee assignment could impact this Saturday’s Wild Card matchup.
  • Nick O’Malley says there’s a ‘Patriots dynasty ends’ countdown currently ticking down to Saturday’s game on Fox Sports 1.
  • Adam London highlights NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks on why he believes the Titans will beat the Patriots.
  • Andy Hart gives us his Pats Stats check-in: The final 2019 numbers.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) 2019 defensive scoring leaders and losers of the NFL. “I’m not sure which emotion is stronger: the great feeling you get when your defense scores points, or the miserable feeling when your offense turns the ball over leading to automatic points for your opponent.” /Hammer vs. nail.
  • Tom E. Curran points out the Patriots have a fleet of expiring deals – including Van Noy, McCourty, Tom Brady, Matthew Slanter, Joe Thuney and Jamie Collins: Van Noy wants to stay but it’s going to cost.
  • Christopher Mason relays Joe Cardona talk about how being a Patriot ‘has made me a much better officer’.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Chad O’Shea could provide playoff spark for New England.
  • Nick O’Malley wonders if Chad O’Shea could return to the Patriots if Josh McDaniels leaves.
  • Alex Barth presents his Patriots All-Decade Team.
  • Matt Vautour comes clean on all of his wrong predictions from 2019: Patriots didn’t draft Daniel Jones, the Celtics didn’t win the East and more.
  • Patriots Press Pass: Wild Card Preview with Alex Barth and Evan Lazar. (8.44 min. video)
  • Entitled Town Podcast: Dave Brown and Mike Irons examine the crucial truths of the Patriots loss to Miami, and then forget about them and move on to Tennessee. (66 min.)

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