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New England Patriots links 1/01/20 - Patriots begin Wild Card week with ‘good attitude,’ no new injuries

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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New England Patriots vCincinnati Bengals
Adam Butler and Dont’a Hightower all smiles
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  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) Titans vs. Patriots wild-card playoff preview: Are Tom Brady and Co. on upset alert?
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Phillip Dorsett: We’ve got to flip the switch.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Mike Vrabel: It’s about the players, not my years in New England.
  • Cynthia Frelund ( NFL playoffs: One strength, area of concern for each AFC team. Patriots strength: Passing and rushing defense. Concern: Passing offense, especially under pressure.
  • Justin Sayles (The Ringer) A complete history of terrible NFL Division champs winning in the Wild Card round.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) NFL playoffs confidential: The book on Lamar, Brady, Brees and more.
  • Rich Cimini (ESPN) Inside Bill Belichick’s resignation as the Jets’ coach 20 years ago.
  • Albert Breer (SI) NFL Mailbag: 2010s All-Decade team. QB: Tom Brady. “Aaron Rodgers was great, too. Brady was a little better.” /A little better? C’mon man.
  • David Carr ( NFL offensive player rankings: Five offensive units of concern.
  • Staff (Omnisport) From Brady and Brees to Mahomes and Jackson: The NFL’s new QB era for the 2020s.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) Everything you need to know about the NFL’s head coaching candidates.
  • Conor Orr (SI) The five biggest questions we have right now about this NFL coaching carousel.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) 2020 NFL Wild-Card Playoffs odds, picks: Titans shock Patriots 27-20.