Harrison: Chung gives hope to Patriots' defense

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Harrison: Chung gives hope to Patriots' defense

Suddenly, Rodney Harrison thinks there's hope for the Patriots' defense heading into the postseason.
And a lot of it has to do with the return of Patrick Chung.
"I think this defense can," the ex-Patriots safety, and now an NBC football analyst, said Thursday on 'Quick Slants' when asked by Tom E. Curran if the Pats' 'D' could help the Pats win in the playoffs. And he specifically referred to Chung as a key:
"Patrick Chung coming back really solidifies that secondary . . . I think he really brings that physical presence and that reliability, that dependability, that you need back there . . . Being the quarterback of that defense, getting everyone lined up, and really providing that spark and leadership that they need."

Patriots won’t have to deal with Bills WR Sammy Watkins on Sunday.

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Patriots won’t have to deal with Bills WR Sammy Watkins on Sunday.

FOXBORO - Scratch the estimable Sammy Watkins from the Bills roster for Sunday. 

Buffalo shared via Twitter that their long, tall wideout is out for Sunday with a foot injury. Also down are wideout Greg Salas and left tackle Cyrus Kouandijo.

The Bills' starting left tackle Cordy Glenn has been dealing with an ankle injury that caused him to miss last week's game. 

Robert Woods will be the Bills best outside threat with Watkins taking Sunday off. The Bills' talented corner Ronald Darby is also trying to get back this week from a hamstring injury that caused him to miss last week's game with Arizona.