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  • Ben Linsey (PFF) NFL Week 8: Key matchups and storylines for all 15 games. Pats-Chargers, Matchup to watch: RB Damien Harris vs. Chargers’ run defense; Biggest storyline, More.
  • Albert Breer (SI) GamePlan: NFL trade deadline notes, the Latest on Deshaun Watson; Plus, this week’s best games, story lines to follow, a look at cap space around the league and more.
  • Preview (NFL.com) Week 8: Patriots vs. Chargers preview: Everything you need to know. (4.15 min. video)
  • Doug Kyed (PFF) Week 8 Mailbag: Potential Marlon Mack trade, Maxx Crosby’s ascension, Patriots adding secondary help and more.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) 2021 NFL trade deadline: One deal that each team should make; 32 scenarios for buyers and sellers. Patriots: Buy: CB Kyle Fuller (Broncos).
  • Nick Shook (NFL.com) NFL’s top 10 QB-pass catcher combos in 2021. No. 6, Justin Herbert, Mike Williams.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) NFL Week 8 odds, picks. Patriots win 24-21. “... If the Chargers get a big lead early taking the Pats is a problem but given how New England defended Justin Herbert last year I’m willing to take the points against a team without an actual home-field advantage.”
  • Matt Youmans, Dave Tuley (LA Times) Chargers vs. New England Patriots: NFL betting odds, lines and predictions. Both pick Patriots to win.
  • Report (ESPN) Roger Goodell was paid nearly $128M after navigating league through labor peace, media deals in past two years.