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News Blitz 12/21: Pats not overlooking Jets

The Jets come to town on Christmas Eve as heavy underdogs but that won't matter to the Patriots, especially the defense. The unit has played some of its best football in recent weeks, and coordinator Matt Patricia is not going to let his troops overlooked an overmatched opponent.

ESPNBoston.com says the defense is looking to continue its strong play against young quarterback Bryce Petty.

One of the more interesting aspects of the Patriots season has been the reemergence of the running game. ESPNBoston.com says James Develin has become a bigger part of the offense since Rob Gronkowski went down with a season-ending back injury.

The Boston Globe has Chris Long very excited to enjoy his first foray into postseason football. Their notebook leads with news of the Patriots four Pro Bowlers.

CSNNE.com looks back at the Broncos win and says Brady's day wasn't as bad as you think. They also take a look at a terrific season by special teamer Nate Ebner.

NESN.com looks at the emergence of defensive end Trey Flowers, who has taken over the team lead in sacks with seven.

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