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New England Patriots links 9/06/21 - Fire up the Pats’ optimism! 2021 NFL season begins this week

Daily news and links for Monday

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  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Lamar Jackson on the work he’s doing to prevent the NFL from catching up to him; Plus, Matt Nagy talks Justin Fields’s progress, scouting college football and much more before Week 1.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA: Sorry, Bucs and Chiefs. Here’s why Super Bowl will be Rams-Bills, and more predictions for NFL 2021. Patriots make the playoffs as a wildcard, lose in divisional round.
  • Conor Orr (SI) AFC East Preview: Can the Bills hold off the new-look Pats?
  • Game Preview ( Dolphins at New England: Here’s everything you need to know. (4.38 min. video)
  • Kickoff ( Everything you need to know about the 2021 NFL season. (7.21 min. video)
  • Joseph Salvador (SI) Top 20 storylines for the 2021 NFL season. 10. Rookie QBs. /Pats aren’t a top storyline? Wut?
  • Analysts ( Super Bowl LVI predictions. Eight different winners. No Pats.
  • Jordan Dajani (CBS Sports) NFL Week 1 odds, staff picks.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) 2021 NFL preseason power rankings. Pats 10th.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) Eight NFL players who could shift the balance of power in 2021: One from each division. AFC East: Buffalo MLB Tremaine Edmunds.
  • Joel Corry (CBS Sports) Agent’s Take: 10 defensive bounce-back candidates for 2021.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Four weeks until Tom Brady returns to New England.
  • Jeff Kerr (CBS Sports) Cam Newton, Todd Gurley highlight 11 big names still available on open market.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Rob Ninkovich: Mac Jones was helping Cam Newton learn the playbook.
  • Jeremy Layton (NY Post) NFL teams don’t want Cam Newton.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Hesitation to sign Cam Newton comes from history of injuries, throwing issues.
  • Brian Costello (NY Post) Robert Saleh, Joe Douglas preach patience in season of ‘development’ for Jets. ‘The days of Rex Ryan predicting Super Bowls (and coming close) feel like something out of the Paleozoic Era these days.’