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New England Patriots links 12/15/22 - Moving on to Las Vegas while staying put in Arizona

Daily news and links for Thursday.

New England Patriots v Arizona Cardinals
Nelson Agholor makes pregame catch
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  • CBS Boston previews Patriots-Raiders: Week 15 news, notes, and fun facts.
  • Andrew Callahan is concerned if the Patriots will get enough reinforcements for a do-or-die game at Las Vegas.
  • Dakota Randall explains how the Patriots will be tested by excellent Josh Jacobs, who has a big fan In Bill Belichick. ‘Very powerful guy.’
  • Mark Daniels notes the Raiders are ‘hopeful’ Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow can play against Patriots.
  • Karen Guregian plays a Patriots game of true or false with Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels.
  • Michael Hurley’s Pats-Cards film review: A closer look at Mac Jones’ deep passes from the win.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriots Country) Patriots-Cardinals snap counts: Who played most, best?
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriots Country) DT Christian Barmore back at practice; Barmore has been sidelined with a knee injury since Week 6.
  • Zack Cox notes Trent Brown revealed he battled a bad case of the flu that caused him to lose 12 pounds and zapped. his stamina. “I’m glad that I’m finally feeling better.” /Me too, Trent.
  • Greg Dudek passes along a report from NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero that the Patriots plan to sign long snapper Tucker Addington with starting long snapper Joe Cardona dealing with an ankle injury.
  • Alex Barth sees Monday night injuries carrying over to a new week of practice.
  • Chris Mason notes the Patriots list 10 players on the first injury report of the week; Jakobi Meyers returns.
  • Kevin Tame, Jr. (Patriots Country) Peyton Manning had plenty of praise for Mac Jones: ‘Lotta fire’.
  • Sara Marshall (MusketFire) Mac Jones showing frustration isn’t a bad thing.
  • Andrew Callahan reports Mac Jones addressed the entire team after its first practice at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where the Patriots are holed up for the week preparing for the Raiders.
  • Greg Dudek notes Mac Jones had words of encouragement for the rookie running backs.
  • Phil Perry twists Mac Jones’ comments about Josh McDaniels as a dig against the current coaching staff.
  • Michael Hurley looks ahead to what the Grinch-inspired Christmas week NFL schedule looks like and makes his Week 15 picks. Pats win because the Raiders don’t know how to.
  • Matt Vautour reports on the shakeup at WEEI: 15 possibilities to replace Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria. /John Tomase, seriously?


  • Albert Breer (SI) Week 15 Mailbag: Bill Belichick may finally be pressured to make some changes; The NFL’s top three offensive linemen, Chris Ballard’s future in Indianapolis and more.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) 2022 NFL playoff picture: Here are the 14 teams projected to make the postseason with Patriots and Giants out.
  • Joel Corry (CBS Sports) Agent’s Take: Lamar Jackson tops nine franchise tag candidates for 2023; projected tag salary at each position.
  • Mark Sessler ( NFL QB Index, Week 15. Mac Jones 24th [+1].
  • Steven Ruiz (The Ringer) Week 15 QB rankings. Mac Jones 25th.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) 2022 NFL Week 15 QB power rankings. Mac Jones 23rd.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) NFL will not play in Mexico in 2023, may play two games in Germany.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Report: Commanders sale process moves forward.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Rooney Rule doesn’t apply to interim jobs, but NFL makes clear Colts will have to comply after season