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New England Patriots links 12/24/20 - ‘Tis better to receive: Should Pats alter approach to WR position?

Daily news and links for Thursday

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  • Staff (ESPN) Arizona Wildcats hire New England Patriots’ Jedd Fisch as new football coach.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) Your NFL Week 16 matchup guide.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Mailbag: Justin Herbert or Justin Jefferson for Offensive Rookie of the Year? Plus, playing 2021 QB musical chairs with top draft picks, Carson Wentz, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, Sam Darnold and more.
  • David Carr ( Offensive player rankings, Week 16: Offensive All-Rookie Team. Mike Onwenu listed.
  • Cynthia Frelund ( 2020 NFL playoff picture: Let’s use math to determine the most likely — or unlikely — outcomes for the biggest remaining questions.
  • Tom Pelissero ( NFL execs vote on awards: Who’s MVP? Coach of the Year?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady on 300th game: I’m very blessed to still be doing it
  • Bill Bender (Sporting News) NFL picks, predictions for Week 16: The Bills are AFC East champions, and now the opportunity to sweep the rival Patriots is there. The Bills might be the hottest team in the NFL, and Josh Allen continues the winning streak. Bills 28-20.
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) NFL picks, predictions Week 16: Bills pile on Patriots 24-14. “The Patriots are officially eliminated from the playoffs while the Bills, the new AFC East champions, know they can get the No. 2 seed in the AFC with the Steelers stumbling. They beat the Patriots once and want to do it again to put a stamp on the transition of power in prime time. The disparity at quarterback from Josh Allen to Cam Newton shows up here.”
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) NFL Week 16 picks. Bills win. “The only thing I worry about is the Bills losing focus...”