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New England Patriots Links 10/10/14 - Pats Prepping For Tough Division Game in Buffalo

Daily News and Links for 10/10/14

Rob Gronkowski scores a touchdown in Buffalo
Rob Gronkowski scores a touchdown in Buffalo
Rick Stewart



  • Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down Pats-Bills: Patriots' O-line will face its toughest challenge yet.
  • Ron Borges points out the Patriots often find a way to prevail in Buffalo, but Brady and Belichick are cautioning not to take the Bills lightly.
  • Sean Leahy spells out exactly why the Patriots dominate the Bills.
  • Ryan Hannable believes play-action could play a major role Sunday.
  • Christopher Price doesn't see the Bills moving as fast as they did last season.
  • Lee Schechter reports Rob Gronkowski is 'pumped' to play in his hometown.
  • Christopher Price notes Stevan Ridley thinks 'it's going to be fun' seeing Brandon Spikes on Sunday.
  • Kevin Duffy sees Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen looking to build on their breakthrough dual performance last week.
  • Mark Farinella informs us Vince Wilfork will not dismiss the Bills as a threat. He sees their weaponry and understands the challenges they pose.
  • Shalise Manza Young talks up RB Fred Jackson, still a phenomenal player and major part of the Bills' offense at 33.
  • Jennifer Toland discusses the Patriots preparation for Bills QB Kyle Orton.
  • Mike Petraglia notes Brandon Spikes 'absolutely' believes IR was a suspension from Bill Belichick.
  • Jeff Howe notes Spikes feels he was put on IR not just for his knee, but for missing a day's worth of meetings plus "a handful of things that went on behind closed doors".
  • Chris Price previews Patriots-Bills. (4.35 min. video)
  • Phil Perry tells us the Patriots could not have ripped off 220 yards on the ground without the help of the receivers.
  • Tom E. Curran notes Brandon LaFell is over the frustration he felt on Sunday (one catch, 20 yards).
  • Mike Reiss posts the transcript of his weekly online chat.
  • NESN posts a 1994 throwback picture from Tom Brady's facebook page, of him with some high school teammates posing for a photo.
  • NESN lists the top ten Patriots let go by Bill Belichick.
  • Jim Lazar says 'this may be the biggest game in Buffalo Bills history. Bigger than that fourth straight Super Bowl loss in the ’90s'. Pats win 27-16.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Browner has struggled to learn the defense, and missed practice with an ankle injury; Gronkowski admitted it's a great sign to be taken off the injury report; Gronk is excited to play in front of his hometown friends and family; Stork was limited because of a head injury; Easley missed practice due to the AC joint separation in his right shoulder; There is a chance he can play Sunday.
  • Kevin Duffy reports Belichick refuted the idea that Brandon Browner had trouble learning the playbook. "...learning part of it isn't an issue at all. Hasn't been since he's been here."