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New England Patriots Links 11/19/13 - Patriots Refuse to Blame Loss on Refs

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New England Patriots Daily News and Links for 11/19/13

Gronkowski attracted a crowd of defenders wherever he went last night.
Gronkowski attracted a crowd of defenders wherever he went last night.
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  • Mike Reiss explains the confusing end clouds a fascinating game.
  • Jeff Howe writes the Pats were heated about the non-call, but refuse to use it as an excuse for the loss.
  • Mike Petraglia agrees the Patriots got screwed Monday night, but there's no time to feel sorry for themselves.
  • Obnoxious Boston Fan says when the refs picked up the flag, they dropped their credibility.
  • Chad Finn asserts the officials' inexplicable no-call interfered with the Patriots' chances in their loss to the Panthers.
  • Christopher Price tells us what we learned last night: Rob Gronkowski can contribute without putting up monster numbers.
  • Zuri Berry gives us the official's explanation as to why that flag was picked up.
  • Karen Guregian notes that it's obvious the defense isn't what it was earlier in the year, and couldn't get off the field when it mattered most.
  • Erik Frenz reports Cam Newton exposed a lack of discipline on the defensive line.
  • Mike Reiss looks at the snaps played by the offensive skill position players, and analyzes what it means. Shane Vereen played 34 in his return.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Players aren't openly complaining about the picked-up flag that ended last night's game on a would-be [should-be] pass interference call; Referee Clete Blackeman said he believes the crew got it right; Shane Vereen made a substantial impact in his return after an 8-game absence; Patriots suffered three injuries: Aqib Talib re-aggravated his hip, Kyle Arrington re-injured his groin and Michael Hoomanawanui left the game with a knee injury.
  • Karen Guregian mentions that the much anticipated return of Wes Welker is in doubt due to the head injury he suffered Sunday against the Chiefs.
  • Mike Reiss gives us his Ups and Downs from last night.

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