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New England Patriots links 12/01/22 - Patriots-Bills: Previews, matchups, keys to victory

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  • Murph (E2GSports) Monster keys to Patriots victory over the Bills. 1. 60 minutes. /Amen, brother.
  • Mike Kadlick’s Thursday Night Football Patriots vs. Bills Week 13 preview: Players to watch, game prediction, more.
  • Barrett Hodgson tells us all the ways to watch tonight’s game.
  • Andrew Callahan points out how the Patriots are preparing to upset the Bills and what else they might try.
  • Karen Guregian outlines how Mac Jones and the offense can pull off an upset against the Bills. 1. Finish drives.
  • CBS Boston tells us what to watch for tonight: 1. More progress from the offense.
  • Tom E. Curran says “it’s exam time” for the Patriots; Are they any better now than last January?
  • Richie Whitt (Patriots Country) Patriots hope to save face, season against powerful Bills.
  • Karen Guregian believes Mac Jones needs to lead his first big-time upset to change the narrative.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriots Country) Follow the leader: Why Patriots QB Mac Jones earning praise?
  • Sara Marshall (MusketFire) Mac Jones is not the biggest issue for the Patriots’ offense.
  • Mike Reiss highlights Matt Hasselbeck and Kurt Warner discussing how it’s been a bumpy ride this season for Mac Jones and the Patriots’ offense, and how much of it falls on the quarterback’s shoulders.
  • Alex Barth warns that the offensive line will be in flux again tonight against the Bills.
  • Michael Hurley finds the defense isn’t hiding from the challenge of facing Josh Allen and Bills.
  • Michael Hurley builds a World Cup roster from NFL stars, and makes his Week 13 picks. ”I don’t think the Patriots will get embarrassed like they were in the playoffs vs. Buffalo. People forget that the Patriots were using guys like De’Vante Bausby, D’Angelo Ross and Joejuan Williams on defense. So it’ll be a better game. Yet when Buffalo needs to gain 7 yards, Josh Allen will take off running for 50. As often as he wants.”
  • Phil Perry’s Patriots mailbag: Patricia’s future, Bill O’Brien possibility and more.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Patriots reveal customized cleats for ‘My Cause, My Cleats’.
  • A Clare Perspective podcast: Clare Cooper and Mike Dussault talk about the Patriots season so far, a glimpse ahead to the matchup against the Bills, and what the Patriots may need to do to win. (33 min.)
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and Dr. Kyle Trimble (BangedUpBills) about injury concerns on Von Miller, Josh Allen and Dion Dawkins, as well as Damien Harris, David Andrews and Isaiah Wynn. (37 min.)


  • Eric Edholm ( Four things to watch for in Bills-Patriots game. 3. Bills come in struggling in the red zone.
  • Brian Barrett (The Ringer) Can the Pats fix their Josh Allen problem?
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) NFL quarterback questions: Concern for Josh Allen, Mac Jones?
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Patriots safety Adrian Phillips: We got our face kicked in by Bills last time, we can’t harp on it.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Jonathan Jones looking forward to facing Bills after missing last year’s matchups.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Week 13 Mailbag: Pondering Deshaun Watson’s impact after two-year layoff; Plus, the coaching futures of Sean Payton and Lovie Smith, Taylor Heinicke vs. Carson Wentz, the offensive prowess of Mike McDaniel and Kyle Shanahan and more.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Week 13 QB power rankings: Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes up top; Kirk Cousins, Mac Jones on the rise. No. 22 Mac Jones.
  • Steven Ruiz (The Ringer) The Ringer’s NFL QB Rankings, Week 13. No. 26.
  • Maurice Jones-Drew ( RB Index, Week 13: Five running backs who can save their teams’ seasons. Rhamondre Stevenson included.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) NFL Playoff Projection: How many NFC East teams will make it? At least 3 are likely.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Hall of Fame will present rings to next of kin for deceased inductees, reversing old policy.
  • Nick Shook ( NFL Week 13 underdogs: 4 underdogs you shouldn’t sleep on in Week 13. No Pats.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 13 picks. Bills win 24-17.
  • Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) Week 13 NFL picks. Bills win 28-21.