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BSJ Daily Briefing 12.03.19: Pats-Texans fallout, Bruins return to action

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Good morning!

  • Lots to dissect from the Pats' ugly loss to the Texans on Sunday night and Bedard has you covered with his breakdown. Will be interesting to see how the receiving core bounces back from this one with another tough test looming against the Chiefs on Sunday.
  • The defense will be tested as well against a Kansas City offense that did pretty much what it wanted to against the Raiders on Sunday. This team clearly can't afford to get into a shootout right now with the way the offense is looking.
  • Celtics will be back at practice today and we should get an update on the status of Gordon Hayward who met with the doctor yesterday. Marcus Smart may also be sidelined for a bit after his oblique injury, which may mean more Brad Wanamaker in the interim.
  • Farewell Sandy Leon.
  • Cool to see David Backes bouncing back after such a tough year.

Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Bedard's Breakdown: How much was Tom Brady at fault for passing games woes? Not much

Belichick on loss to Texans; I thought we had our chances, we’ve just got to make more out of them’

CELTICS

Brad Wanamaker is making the most of his second chance with Celtics

BRUINS

Weeks after his career appeared to be at a crossroads, David Backes relishes what came with a return to TD Garden ice

RED SOX

Live Q & A: Chat Red Sox and MLB with Sean McAdam, Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Red Sox non-tender Marco Hernandez, Josh Osich

Position-by-position look at Red Sox roster: Catcher

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ON TAP

5 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — Sean McAdam on Red Sox/MLB
7 p.m.
NHL — Carolina at Boston (NESN)

Daily national college basketball TV schedule

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PARTING THOUGHT(S)

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