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Buccigross: Happy hockey new year

The hockey new year is upon us, so let's dive into predictions for standout rookies, how some intriguing teams look so far, early playoff projections and the top 10 college teams in the land.

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How good is the Pats' O-line?

New England's rookie-laden front five has been suspect in protection but excellent in run-blocking. Where does it rank among the league's best? Schatz: Top 10 O-lines (Insider)

NFL Power Rankings: NFC East demanding respect (1:13)
Skip thinks spread is too high in favor of Pats (2:01)
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Ranking the NFL's six unbeaten teams

The biggest decision comes at No. 1, where there's a close call between the Packers and Patriots. The superb 6 (Insider)

Colts-Patriots meet in rematch of AFC Championship game (1:22)

Massachusetts High School Sports

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  • Top 25 High School Football

    Quarterback Jack Masterson and the Marshfield Rams remain No. 1 in our latest statewide poll.