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New England Patriots links 2/01/19 - Super Bowl LIII: The GOATS vs. The Kids

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  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots Gameplan: Super Bowl 53 vs. Los Angeles Rams.
  • Karen Guregian runs through the matchups to see who has the edge at each position.
  • Kevin Duffy explores the matchups: Patriots DBs vs. Rams WR Brandin Cooks.
  • Thomas Murphy (DiehardBostonSportsFans) Monster keys to Patriots Super Bowl LIII victory: 1. Controlled chaos: Make Goff have to think, don’t let Mcvay run the show from the sidelines.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots-Rams Super Bowl LIII keys, matchups: Who has the razor’s edge?
  • Duncan Day (Ex-bullpen) Believe in Belichick? Old school Patriots vs. NFL’s best. /Good read.
  • Karen Guregian says weapons or not, the Patriots see a way to beat the Rams.
  • Jim Lazar offers 12 reasons to believe this is the year for the Patriots rout. Pats win 31-16.
  • Ricky Doyle comes up with seven reasons why the Rams will upset the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. 1. Rams ground attack.
  • Evan Lazar thumbnails five under-the-radar players who might not garner much attention during the week, but they’ll be critical to their teams’ success this Sunday.
  • Luke O’Brien (FullPressCoverage) The ‘other guys’ prove to be essential for the Patriots success.
  • Phil Perry explores if the 2018 season could be Bill Belichick’s best coaching job since his first Super Bowl run with the Patriots in 2001: Players, opponents, and journalists who covered the team 17 years ago to give their takes.
  • Mike Petraglia talks with Brian Billick on how coaching in the Super Bowl isn’t as easy as Bill Belichick makes it look. “We all try to take away that one weapon. It’s just that he does it better than anyone else.”
  • Jim Hackett considers the Patriots’ place in history in perspective if they win a sixth Super Bowl. Steeler fans are going to be so mad.
  • Doug Kyed wonders if Cordarrelle Patterson could move to running back full time.
  • Mike Reiss highlights Rob Gronkowski’s greatest catches, including Tom Brady’s favorite.
  • Kevin Duffy notes Trent Brown points to an improved level of confidence as the reason for his breakout season in New England.
  • Ryan Hannable explains how Chris Hogan has spent more time in his car this year than any other member of the Patriots.
  • Le Capitaine (High-TopTableAthletics) Calling out myself. My Develin take sucks.
  • Johnny Maffel (FullPressCoverage) Super Bowl LIII spotlight: In praise of the Patriots secondary.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson will all be free agents, and while it seems unlikely all three will be re-signed, they each expressed a desire to return.
  • Doug Kyed catches up with TE Stephen Anderson who had a humbling season, but knows his time on the Patriots’ practice squad could pay dividends down the road.
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Dante Scarnecchia cringes at praise from Tom Brady.
  • Doug Kyed addresses his Friday Patriots Mailbag: Super Bowl LIII team better than last year’s despite record.
  • Doug Kyed talks about how the Patriots inform players they are switching to entirely new positions.
  • Mike Reiss shares letters to the Hall of Fame selection committee, written by Tom Brady supporting “pain in the ass” Ty Law, and Bill Belichick backing “dominant” Richard Seymour for induction.
  • Logan Mullen passes along James Harrison’s conspiracy about the source of the Patriots rift rumors.
  • Mike Petraglia reports how Willie McGinest defends the wall, takes aim at Patriots haters and explains exactly how New England won their first three Super Bowls.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) I think I have proof John Henry has a Patriots problem.
  • Alex Reimer’s Media Column: Boston Globe whiffs on flimsy hit piece about lack of Patriots buzz. /’Flimsy’ gives it more weight than it deserves.
  • Le Capitaine (Hi-TopTableAthletics) Not a good week for trolls: Whether it’s lack of preparation, or poor execution, trolls have been taking it on the chin.
  • Darren Hartwell hears Travis Kelce placing blame on the coin flip and the overtime rules for the Chiefs’ AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots. /Boo. Hoo.
  • Russ Goldman (PatsFans) Patriots Fourth and Two Podcast: In depth preview of the Super Bowl, as we breakdown the match-ups, and share the Pats’ keys to victory. (69 min.)