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Bedard’s Weekend Briefing 01.18.19: More wasted weather talk for Patriots-Chiefs; Pick-it Friday; Peter Cehlarik … who knew?

Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder if we'll learn the lesson to NEVER look at a weather forecast on Monday before a playoff game...

  • Seriously, people talked about 5 inches of snow last week against the Chargers ... there was no snow on Sunday.
  • This week, it was life-threatening cold in Kansas City ... now?

  • At this rate, I might be packing shorts.
  • So now we know that weather isn't really going to be a factor in this game. The natural follow up is, "Who does that favor?" Well, it still doesn't favor anybody. As always, the team that executes best on Sunday will win. Normally that favors the home team, but who knows? Pick column coming Saturday night.
  • I still don't know how Andy Reid continued to coach with some of his personal struggles in Philadelphia, but to each their own.
  • Peter Cehlarik is a golden god ... apparently.
  • The Celtics figured out the zone.

OK, well, the next time you hear from this space will be Monday morning ... who ya got on Sunday?

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Time to hit the links...


Scout’s Take: Chiefs face myriad of questions when it comes to defending Patriots’ offense
First and 10: Patriots staying loose as final countdown to AFC title game begins
Podcast: Price on Patriots-Chiefs with 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland 01.17.19
Video – Rob Gronkowski: ‘I’ve seen many different coverages’ from Chiefs
Breaking down Patriots’ experience when it comes to AFC title games
Podcast: Price talks Patriots-Chiefs with Bob Kemp of NBC Sports Radio in Phoenix 1.17.19
Live Patriots Notebook: Thursday marks another day of perfect attendance
Video: Patriots defenders kick off practice with pass-rush drills


McAdam: Red Sox could go with what they have in bullpen
Red Sox Notebook: Dombrowski envisions trading one of Red Sox catchers
Hot Stove Lunch: Red Sox will get some budget relief next year


How two early possessions changed the game for Celtics against the Raptors


Beyond the box score, Peter Cehlarik doing the little things to stake claim as viable top-6 contributor
BSJ Game Report: Bruins 5, Blues 2 – David Krejci, Chris Wagner help B’s snap losing skid
Final: Bruins 5, Blues 2 — Bruins storm back to beat Blues



11 a.m.: WCBK — Yale at Brown (NESN)
2 p.m.: WCHK — UConn at Northeastern (NESN)
7 p.m.: NBA — Grizzlies at Celtics, NBCSB (B-Robb)
7 p.m.
: WCBK — Drexel at Northeastern (NESN Plus)
7 p.m.: MCHK — Northeastern at UMass (NESN)
9 p.m.: 
MCHK — Notre Dame at Wisconsin (ESPNU)


7 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — Bedard on Patriots/NFL
6:30 p.m.: 
7 p.m.: NHL — Rangers at Boston, NESN/NHLN (Ryan)
7:30 p.m.: 
NBA — Celtics at Hawks (NBCSB)
7 p.m.: MCHK — UMass at Northeastern (NESN Plus)


Noon: MCBK — Florida State at Boston College (ESPNU)
MCBK — Providence at Marquette (CBSSN)
3:05 p.m.NFL — NFC Championship: Rams at Saints (FOX)
6:40 p.m.: NFL — AFC Championship: New England at Kansas City, CBS (Bedard, Price, Richins)

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