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Christmas has come and gone and we’re heading full steam into the new year with plenty of chips left to fall in the NFL playoff picture. The Falcons reign supreme atop the NFC standings, but beyond them there isn’t much else settled. As for the AFC, the teams are set but it’s anyone’s guess as to how the top four seeds will end up. The Patriots are in an interesting position, much like their two counterparts vying for the AFC’s No. 1 seed. New England is still in competition with the Broncos and Texans for a first-round bye in the postseason, but the Pats can finish in any of the top four spots depending on Sunday’s outcomes. Rob Gronkowski‘s health should be a factor in the Patriots’ game against the Dolphins on Sunday, and could be an even bigger one in the playoffs depending on how effective he is. With him on the mind already, let’s take a peek into Santa Gronk’s mailbag and see what sort of questions people have about the Patriots this week. Are the Patriots gonna play Gronk vs...
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