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New England Patriots links 12/07/20 - Pats beat Bolts with a stick, then pull the plug 45-0

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NFL: New England Patriots at Los Angeles Chargers
Rookie QB Justin Herbert get a one-two punch from Josh Uche and Adam Butler.
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  • NFL Game Center (NFL.com) Patriots 45, Chargers 0: Stats, drives, highlights.
  • Sam Monson (Pro Football Focus) NFL Week 13 ReFocused: Patriots 45, Chargers 0. “To rub it in, backup QB Jarrett Stidham came into the game for mop-up duty and continued the onslaught, passing for a long touchdown to Olszewski as the Chargers were already mentally on the bus and on the way home at that point.”
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Gunner Olszewski scores twice as Patriots embarrass Chargers 45-0.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Patriots at Chargers: New England shuts out Los Angeles as special teams, defense come up big
  • Shalise Manza Young (Yahoo! Sports) Like it or not, the Patriots could still sneak their way into the playoffs.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Trevor Lawrence watch takes over Week 13; Colt McCoy steps in; Patriots roll, and much more from Week 13.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) Week 13 FMIA: After stunning the Seahawks, Giants have NFL thinking they might be a problem in January; 6. Just 35 short months ago, the Jaguars had a 20-10 lead with 10 minutes left in the AFC title game at Foxboro. This blows me away: The Jags are 12-33 since.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Week 13 Takeaways: Colt McCoy Giants trip up Seahawks, Baker catches fire, the tank gets real; Plus, NFC Wild-Card wildness, Tua bounces back, Taysom Hill wins again, Rams re-take NFC West lead, and More.
  • Around the NFL (NFL.com) NFL Week 13: What we learned from Sunday’s games. Patriots-Chargers: 1) Flat. Out. Domination. That was the name of the game from jump street in the Patriots’ best win of the year. ...
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 things we learned from Week 13. 10. The Patriots’ Cam Newton claimed his own small slice of history. The man with more rushing TDs (69) than any quarterback ever also became the first to score at least two on the ground in four different games in one season.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 13 grades. Patriots A+, Chargers F. “You simply can’t ask for any better than what the Patriots rolled out in Los Angeles. It was a truly dominating display in all three phases.”
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) NFL Winners and Losers. Winner: Bill Belichick.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The Winners and Losers of NFL Week 13. Loser: Chargers special teams.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) NFL Week 13 winners, losers. Losers: Chargers special teams.
  • Michael Shapiro (SI) NFL Playoff Tracker: Saints, Chiefs become first teams to clinch postseason berths.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Double-digit comebacks continue at record pace

VIEW FROM LOS ANGELES

  • Gavino Borquez (ChargersWire) Instant analysis of the Chargers’ shutout loss to the Patriots: With the 45-0 loss to the Patriots, the Chargers suffered their biggest blowout in franchise history.
  • Shelly Smith (ESPN) Chargers hit rock bottom in record-setting, 45-0 blowout loss to Patriots. “Don’t even bring up special-teams play, which was ranked last in the league by FPI at the start of the game. Remarkably, it was worse than that on Sunday. Truly.”
  • Michael Peterson (BoltsFromTheBlue) Chargers lose 45-0 in worst blowout loss in team history: It literally couldn’t get worse.
  • Staff (Chargers.com) Game Recap: Chargers fall to Patriots, 45-0.
  • Nick Canepa (San Diego Union-Tribune) Chargers report card vs. Patriots. Coaching: SLOTA (Sixth Letter Of The Alphabet)
  • Gavino Borquez (ChargersWire) Anthony Lynn on job status with Chargers: ‘I expect to be coach tomorrow’.
  • Gavino Borquez (ChargersWire) Twitter reacts to Chargers’ embarrassing loss to Patriots.