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  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL insider notes: Jets fans should be thanking Raiders, Bears regime change very likely, more from Week 13.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( Debrief: Key games in last four weeks of the 2020 NFL season. Pats-Rams included.
  • Andrew Brandt (SI) Business of Football: The Ravens playing with their depleted roster was an inflection point. The NFL has made clear it won’t extend the season to Week 18 unless it really has to.
  • Dan Schneier (CBS Sports) NFL Week 13 numbers to know. 45: Bill Belichick’s Patriots absolutely dismantled the Los Angeles Chargers in a 45-0 beatdown on Sunday. This game marked the fourth career regular-season game in which Belichick’s team has defeated its opponent by 45 or more points.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) Breaking down every wild-card contender’s playoff chances after Week 13. Did we all write off the Patriots too soon?
  • David Carr ( Offensive player rankings, Week 14: Teams whose 2021 starting QB isn’t on the current roster. Patriots included.
  • Terez Paylor (Yahoo! Sports) Here’s why NFL and its players aren’t pushing for a postseason bubble — for now.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) NFLPA: No decision on postseason bubble, but it’s a “big ask.”