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New England Patriots links 1/28/20 - Pats not in Super Bowl, but team still in play on Media Night

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So Jimmy... Let’s talk about Tom Brady
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  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: It’s Super Bowl week, so of course there’s buzz on the veteran QB market; More.
  • Shalise Manza Young (Yahoo! Sports) On this day 20 years ago, the New England Patriots traded for their new head coach: Bill Belichick.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( All-time Super Bowl QB rankings. Brady No. 1.
  • Michael Silver ( Joe Montana’s advice to Tom Brady: Don’t leave Patriots.
  • Nick Wagoner (ESPN) Jimmy Garoppolo says Tom Brady wished him luck ahead of Super Bowl LIV. Bill Belichick and other former teammates reached out to him too.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( The Debrief: One thing each AFC team can do to dethrone the Chiefs in 2020. /1. Do not allow Jerome Boger to officiate.
  • Around the NFL ( Sights, sounds from Super Bowl LIV Opening Night.
  • Staff (ESPN) Super Bowl LIV Opening Night: Best of Chiefs, 49ers.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) 2020 Super Bowl Opening Night: Chiefs, 49ers players share stories.
  • Terez Paylor (Yahoo! Sports) Dee Ford was branded a goat and traded out of town. Yet, he says: ‘I don’t know why people think we had bad blood’.
  • Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) NFL trades still hurting their teams years later. No. 6 Patriots trade Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers.
  • Tadd Haislop (Sporting News) Who is in Super Bowl 2020? Here are the teams, odds & spread for Super Bowl 54 matchup.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 things to know heading into Super Bowl LIV between 49ers, Chiefs.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) The Super Bowl is a smorgasbord of football excellence: The biggest football game of this season might be its best, too. /Gee, someone’s happy the Pats are out...
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) Super Bowl 2020 picks, predictions against spread: Why 49ers will beat Chiefs in Super Bowl 54.
  • Ron Borges (MavenSports) Is the resurrection of the running game a fad or the future of NFL offense?
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Players who leveled up for all 32 NFL teams in the 2019 season. Patriots: J.C. Jackson.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) Meet the NFL’s class of 2019: 10 players who graduated to stardom, and who’s next up.
  • Bill Barnwell (ESPN) Five teams that could be the 49ers of 2020, and all the similarities.
  • Rick Gosselin (MavenSports) 2019 NFL special teams rankings: a heavenly finish for Saints.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) The Saints are in a delicate spot with Drew Brees.
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Report: Chargers have “moved on” from Philip Rivers.
  • Jeremy Bergman ( What we learned from the 2020 Pro Bowl.
  • Jordan Heck (Sporting News) Almost half of the NFL’s team Twitter, Instagram accounts targeted in hacking stunt. Patriots were one of the teams that avoided being hacked.
  • Bucky Brooks ( 2020 NFL mock draft 1.0. Pats pick Alabama safety Xavier McKinney at 23.
  • Dan Kadar (SB Nation) 2020 NFL mock draft: There are some new names emerging in the 1st round. Pats pick Utah State QB JordanL Love.


  • Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero ( NFLPA to meet Thursday with board of player reps to talk CBA.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Key week for CBA talks.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) CBA based on 17-game season suddenly in doubt.
  • Michael McCann (SI) Kobe Bryant helicopter crash investigation will examine several factors.