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Source: Patriots unlikely to be 'busy' at NFL trade deadline ... unless ...

Source: Patriots unlikely to be 'busy' at NFL trade deadline ... unless ...

Time was, the NFL trade deadline was something all 32 teams just drove on by without slowing down. 

The only team that did much dealing was the Patriots and they really started getting busy around 2012 when they made the modest move to acquire Isaac Sopoaga. The next year, it was Aqib Talib. The year after, it was Jonathan Casillas and Akeem Ayers. 

With the changing landscape of the league and professional sports seemingly making teams more aggressive and inventive, the trade deadline's become a bit busier and the hype around it has risen exponentially. 

What will the Patriots be up to between now and 4 p.m. Tuesday? Don't expect too much. 

According to a source, the Patriots getting busy with transactions is "not real likely." The added caveat to that? "You never know what teams might be willing to do at the last minute."

Which makes sense. If a team is looking to move a player, they wouldn't want to broadcast the fact they can't wait to get him out of town. Don't devalue the asset. But any team with an undesired player with a "MUST GO" sign draped around his neck is going to be more open to accepting a whole lot less in the hour before the deadline hits just to get something — ANYTHING — in exchange for an asset they have no use for. 

That's why the effort to make calls, express interest and get asking prices before Tuesday would have been so important for Patriots VP of Player Personnel Nick Caserio. A team not interested in doing a deal last week may look at the compensation offered today as the best they can do and make the move. 

The Patriots are tight to the cap so a ground-shaking move is unlikely. Besides, the deal for Mohamed Sanu certainly qualified as a big move. But — as we've seen through the years — the team that made the trade deadline worth watching is almost always up to something. 

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Julian Edelman's latest hype video cites Patriots bulletin board material

Julian Edelman's latest hype video cites Patriots bulletin board material

The New England Patriots don't like being counted out. And Julian Edelman is letting everyone know it ahead of their Sunday afternoon matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Edelman took to Twitter on Sunday to release a hype video ahead of the Chiefs game. This week, the clip was mostly an amalgamation of various clips of analysts that are counting the Patriots out after their loss to the Texans.

Here's a look at the video.

Included among the thoughts about the Patriots:

"Tom Brady is no longer elite." 

"The offense just has no weapons whatsoever."

"It's the end of the dynasty."

Safe to say, Edelman didn't take kindly to these. And he will use them as bulletin board material along with the rest of the Patriots.

And we all know what the Patriots do with bulletin board material.

The Patriots and Chiefs will kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET. Coverage for the game starts at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston with Patriots Pregame Live.

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Patriots vs. Chiefs live stream: Watch NFL Week 14 game online

Patriots vs. Chiefs live stream: Watch NFL Week 14 game online

Sunday's Week 14 showdown between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium has been circled on NFL fans' calendars for many months.

When the schedule came out, this game was among the most anticipated of the 2019 season, and it's easy to understand why. These teams met twice last year, and each game ranked among the very best of the 2018 campaign. The Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 at home in Week 6, then beat KC again at Arrowhead Stadium with a thrilling 37-31 overtime victory in the AFC Championship Game.

This matchup will have huge implications for the AFC playoff race, too. A Patriots win helps them keep pace with the Baltimore Ravens for the No. 1 seed in the conference.The Patriots and Ravens have identical 10-2 records, but Baltimore owns the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Chiefs lead the AFC West, and a win would go a long way in helping them contend for a top two seed. A loss would likely end Kansas City's hope of earning a first-round playoff bye.

Will the Patriots improve to 3-0 against Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, or will the reigning MVP earn a huge victory and move Kansas City closer to a top-two seed?

Here’s how and when to watch Patriots vs. Chiefs online. Be sure to also watch “Pregame Live” at 2:30 p.m. ET and “Postgame Live” at 7:30 p.m. ET, all on NBC Sports Boston. Michael Holley, Albert Breer, Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry, Ted Johnson, D.J. Bean and former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel will break down the game from every angle.

When: Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4:25 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: FuboTV

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