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New England Patriots Links 10/17/14 - A Few Big Plays Squeak Pats by the Jets 27-25

Daily News and Links for 10/17/14

Can't salute Vereen and Amendola enough after this win
Can't salute Vereen and Amendola enough after this win
Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports



  • Mike Reiss shares some quick thoughts from the 27-25 win over the Jets and what it means.
  • Ron Borges states this was the perfect time for Danny Amendola to show up and bail out the Patriots.
  • Mike Petraglia tells fans to get off his case. Amendola deserves a break.
  • Jackie MacMullan writes Danny Amendola came out of his funk just in time to save the Patriots.
  • Jeff Howe recaps last night's win, noting it took a last-second blocked field goal attempt to squeak out a victory.
  • Christopher Price tells us what we learned: You can't pin the offensive struggles from last night on the O-line.
  • Jimmy Toscano recaps a game that had the Jets rolling up 423 yards and a mind-boggling 40:54 time of possession.
  • Christopher Price tells us how the Patriots won without Jerod Mayo and Stevan Ridley.
  • Tom Layman reports Chris Jones, the player who triggered the Push Rule last year, earned his redemption last night with the game-saving blocked field goal attempt.
  • Tom E. Curran talks about Chris Jones' redemption with his blocked field goal to preserve the win.
  • Mark Daniels notes that of all the players to block a potential game-winning field goal, it had to be Chris Jones.
  • Bill Speros writes Tom Brady continued his 2014 reformation tour Thursday night, coming through when the defense could not stop the Jets.
  • Jimmy Toscano hears from Jordan Devey who was flagged for pushing (flopping) defender Antwan Barnes after he hit Brady hard and late. "Have to stick up for Brady"
  • Eric Wilbur points out the Patriots' putrid defense against the Jets.
  • Kyle Brasseur talks about how the Patriots can't stop the run, but they still contain the Jets.
  • Christopher Price notes that Darrelle Revis helped shut down his old team: "Good teams win these tough games. We stuck in there as a team and we fought strong."
  • Jeremy Gottlieb gives us five takeaways from the Patriots 27-25 win: A win is a win.
  • Erik Frenz issues his Week 7 Patriots stock report: Shane Vereen, Rob Gronkowski, Rob Ninkovich and Danny Amendola on the rise.
  • Jimmy Toscano picks his Best and Worst from last night.
  • Mike Reiss picks his Ups and Downs from Thursday night.
  • Mike Reiss analyzes the offensive snaps played by the Patriots last night. Amendola makes 23 count.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Shane Vereen salutes Stevan Ridley with TD celebration; Vereen led the Pats (11 carries, 43 yrds and 5 receptions, 71 yds); Pats surrendered a season-worst 218 rushing yds; Wilfork figures it was an issue that could be corrected in time for the Bears game; Brandon Browner played in his first game since his suspension and was flagged twice for holding.
  • Ryan Hannable puts up Tom Brady's latest Facebook post: "We are on to Chicago".