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New England Patriots links 12/28/20 - Monday Night Pats-Bills matchup: Underdog Pats playing to win

Daily news and links for Monday

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NATIONAL NEWS

  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) Patriots vs. Bills: Prediction, odds, key matchups.
  • Mike Reiss and Marcel Louis-Jacques (ESPN) Buffalo Bills ready to rule AFC East with New England Patriots dethroned.
  • John Wawrow (AP) Brian Daboll’s success with Bills puts him on head coaching radar.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: NFC East comes down to the wire; Jets win again; Steelers stop the skid; Plus, the 49ers never quit, a wild GM/coach hiring cycle, big weeks from Alvin Kamara and Aaron Rodgers, a Jerry Hughes Q&A and more.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA Week 16: Improbably, Cowboys, Bears eye playoffs after ’20 disasters.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Week 16 Takeaways: Old-fashioned Seahawks win the west, Big Ben looks young again, Cowboys live; Plus, another long day for Goff, Chiefs sleepwalk to a win, a Jets winning streak, Jalen Hurts has a rocky game, the Bears move to within a win of the playoffs, and more.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 things we learned from Week 16.
  • Around the NFL (NFL.com) 2020 NFL season, Week 16: What we learned from Sunday’s games.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 16 grades.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) NFL Week 16 winners and losers.
  • Nick Selbe (SI) NFL Week 17 schedule: Washington-Eagles game flexed to primetime.
  • Nick Selbe (SI) Updated NFL playoff picture following Week 16.
  • Tom Pelissero & Ian Rapoport (NFL.com) NFL plans to expand regular season to 17 games per team in 2021.

VIEW FROM BUFFALO

  • Sal Capaccio (WGR550) Bills at Patriots: Sal’s keys, notes and stats.
  • Chuck Pollock (Oleans Times-Herald) Bills look for season sweep of Pats.
  • Chuck Pollock (Oleans Times-Herald) Isn’t it time for Bills to beat Patriots twice?
  • John Kryk (Toronto Sun) MNF preview: Bills sailing toward season sweep? How will Patriots deal with sudden mutiny?
  • Jay Skurski (Buffalo News) Scouting Report: Bills, Patriots on different planets when it comes to QB play.
  • Adam Unger (WKBW) Bills RB T.J. Yeldon tests positive for COVID-19
  • Julianne Pelusi (WGRZ) Week 16 preview: Bills at Patriots: Buffalo can become the first divisional opponent to sweep New England since 2000.
  • Jason Wolf (Buffalo News) Why Doug Flutie, Thurman Thomas, Steve Christie don’t recall Bills sweeping Patriots in 1999.
  • Matt Parrino (NYUpstate) Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots: Preview, odds, predictions for Week 16