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BSJ Daily Briefing 11.23.20: Patriots’ playoff hopes dwindle with loss to Houston; Tatum inks extension; Hayward departs

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Good morning!

Your daily rundown of what’s going on with the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Revolution, and what’s about to happen…

Time to hit the links…


Bedard: The Patriots got dominated in Houston again in similar fashion, what does that tell you?
Secondary issues: With time to throw, Deshaun Watson carves New England’s defense up
BSJ Game Report: Texans 27, Patriots 20 – New England struggles on both sides of the ball in disheartening defeat
Podcast: Bedard on Texans loss, coaching decision with Patriots Postgame Show 11.22.20
Video: Bill Belichick on loss to Texans – ‘Still have a lot of confidence and belief in the team’
Videos: Cam Newton, Devin McCourty and Damiere Byrd on loss to Texans
NFL Notebook: Don’t pencil in the Ravens for an AFC playoff spot just yet; Onwenu gets big test vs. Watt
Counterpoint – Bedard: Tanking for anything is no way to build a winning football culture
Point: Longo – Even with two wins, the Patriots should have Tanked For Trevor


Celtics agree to five-year max extension with Jayson Tatum
NBA Notebook: What options are left for Celtics in free agency after Gordon Hayward’s exit?
Celtics agree to sign Jeff Teague to one-year contract
Celtics agree to sign Tristan Thompson to two-year, $19 million contract
Gordon Hayward agrees to four-year, $120 million contract with Hornets
Examining Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade scenarios with the Pacers
How trade of Enes Kanter opens up more possibilities for Celtics


MLB Notebook: Optimism abounds at recent Red Sox Instructional League; don’t hold your breath for commissioner Theo
Red Sox notebook: Varitek added to coaching staff; 40-man roster moves announced


NHL Notebook: Who are the greatest ‘what-if’ players in Bruins’ history?
Podcast: Poke The Bear, Ep. 18 — Bruins fans have some hot takes in annual survey; when will 2021 NHL season begin?



8:15 p.m.: NFL — Rams at Buccaneers, ESPN


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