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BSJ Weekend Briefing 12.06.19: Patriots ramp up Chiefs prep, Celtics host Nuggets, B’s come back but fall in OT

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Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder who the next Patriots kicker will be (yes, this is what I wrote on the same day last week ... still applies)...

  • Patriots keep preparing for the Chiefs and are much healthier than they were a week ago:

  • Chiefs have some pretty significant injuries, with RB Damien Williams still not practicing. Frank Clark was out Thursday.

Time to hit the links...


Bedard: With an improved and multiple secondary, Chiefs feel they’re ready for Patriots this time
Completed Q&A: Bedard on Patriots-Texans, matchup with Chiefs 12.06.19


NFL kickers are struggling, but is there a crisis?


Winning Plays Podcast: Where do Celtics stand among East contenders?


Six months removed from shoulder surgery, John Moore put plenty at risk to stand up for a teammate
BSJ Game Report: Blackhawks 4, Bruins 3 (OT) – B’s rally back in 3rd, steal point in OT loss
With John Moore back in the lineup, Boston’s blue line is set for some reshuffling


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




Daily college basketball TV Schedule

11 a.m.: PGA — Hero World Challenge (Golf)
7 p.m.: MCBK — Providence at Rhode Island (ESPN2)
7 p.m.: MCHK — Merrimack at UNH (NESN)
7 p.m.: NHL — Chicago at New Jersey (NHLN)
8 p.m.: NBA — Denver at Boston (ESPN/NBCSB)
8 p.m.: CFB — Utah at Oregon (ABC)
10:30 p.m.: NBA — LA Lakers at Portland (ESPN)


10 a.m.: PGA — Hero World Challenge (Golf)
1 p.m.: 
MCBK — UMass at Harvard (NESN)
2 p.m.: MCBK — Boston College at Notre Dame (ESPNU)
7 p.m.: MCHK — Maine at UMass (NESN Plus)
7 p.m.: NHL — Colorado at Boston (NESN)

College football Saturday

Noon: Baylor at Oklahoma ABC
Noon: Louisiana at Appalachian St. ESPN
Noon: Miami (Ohio) at Central Mich. ESPN2
1:30 p.m.: UAB at Fla. Atlantic CBSSN
3:30 p.m.: Cincinnati at Memphis ABC
4 p.m.: Georgia at LSU CBS
4 p.m.: Hawaii at Boise St. ESPN
4 p.m.: Southern University at Alcorn St. ESPNU
7:30 p.m.: Virginia at Clemson ABC
8 p.m.: Ohio State at Wisconsin Fox


Noon: CFB — Playoff selection show (ESPN)
1 p.m.
: NFL — Baltimore at Buffalo (CBS)
1 p.m.: NFL — San Francisco at New Orleans (Fox)
4:25 p.m.: NFL — Kansas City at New England (CBS)
8:20 p.m.: NFL — Seattle at LA Rams (NBC)

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