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News Blitz 12/23: Pats 'postseason' continues

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The Patriots treated last week's matchup with the Bills like a playoff game. Bill Belichick says his troops will do the same this week against Miami.

With New England still needing another win to nail down the final bye in the AFC playoffs, ESPN.com says the coach is treating like the postseason. The Providence Journal has the Patriots setting their sights on earning that bye.

The Boston Herald writes about the Patriots running game hitting its stride at the right time. The Patriots are happy to be back on the postseason track. The Herald's report card has Tom Brady returning to form.

NBC Sports Boston has some praise for Josh McDaniels' multi-layered game plan against Buffalo. They add that the win was a complete team effort.

The Boston Globe is preparing for a rematch between the Patriots and the Chiefs in the playoffs.

The Athletic says trick plays have become a slight problem for the Patriots defense in recent weeks.

The Boston Globe says rookie Joejuan Williams was ready when pressed into service.

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