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New England Patriots links 12/17/21 - Patriots at Colts: Previews, keys to victory; Corralling the horses

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New England Patriots Vs. Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium
Pats defense wrap up Bills RB Devin Singletary
Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images




  • Albert Breer (SI) GamePlan: NFL’s changes to COVID-19 protocols need to happen fast; Plus, the post-Urban Meyer Jags, Dak Prescott’s “slump” and more.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) T.Y. Hilton: Colts have to “expect the unexpected” from the Patriots.
  • Nick Shook ( Top 10 NFL Defensive Player of the Year candidates: Cowboys, Patriots duos shine. No. 7 Matt Judon, No. 8 J.C. Jackson.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) NFL playoff picture 2021: Standings, brackets, scenarios; Plus Week 15 outlook.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFLPA pushes for postponements, possibility of shutting things down for a week.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) NFL’s new COVID-19 rules include changes to return-to-play protocols, return of intensive restrictions.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) BrownsBaker Mayfield calls out NFL on protocols as team’s COVID-19 outbreak continues. /I don’t blame him.
  • Jeff Kerr (CBS Sports) Doug Pederson, Josh McDaniels top candidates to become next Jaguars head coach.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The 10 moments that define Urban Meyer’s disastrous Jaguars tenure. /Not Pats-related but included for bizarreness.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( Week 15 NFL game picks: Patriots outlast Colts on Saturday night; Packers nip Ravens. Pats win 27-24.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL Week 15 best bets.