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New England Patriots Links 10/30/14 - Revis-Talib Secondary to Brady-Manning for Sunday

Daily News and Links for 10/30/14

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Revis vs. Talib is the secondary matchup to watch for
Revis vs. Talib is the secondary matchup to watch for
Jim Rogash



  • Karen Guregian believes the key to beating the Broncos is to run the no-huddle.
  • Christopher Price reports that even into their 30s, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning remain two of the NFL's most durable QBs.
  • Mark Farinella notes both Manning and Brady know this game isn't all about them and that they don't really play each other, but they each appreciate the rivalry.
  • Adam Kurkjian notes Brady and Manning have faced the same noise about their age and supposed declining abilities.
  • Erik Frenz feels Brady vs.Manning is less of a rivalry and more of a mutual admiration society.
  • Tom E. Curran looks at the chart to see who has had the better weapons, Brady or Manning?
  • Mike Reiss takes a look at Patriots-Broncos through a stats-based lens.
  • Ryan Hannable finds the Patriots offense has moved up to No. 3 in the rankings, averaging 29.8 points per game.
  • Brian MacPherson notes Brandon LaFell's emergence with the Patriots follows a familiar script.
  • Lee Schechter says Rob Gronkowski is ready for a reunion with T.J. Ward, the safety who took his knee out last year and ended his season.
  • Phil Perry notes Rob Gronkowski is keeping his feelings to himself about T.J. Ward.
  • Jeff Howe looks at the other two top performers Sunday, Darrelle Revis and Aqib Talib.
  • Kyle Brasseur notes Rob Ninkovich says he's "super excited to play against one of the best ever."
  • Kyle Brasseur note Akeem Ayers is learning quickly on the job.
  • Doug Kyed passes along a report that Alan Branch resolved his DUI case, and that a league suspension is unlikely.
  • Steve Silva reports Richard Seymour and Ted Johnson will put aside their past gripes and participate in a special ceremony at Gillette Sunday.
  • Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the 16th edition of Brady-Manning and what it all means. (10.59 min. video)
  • Eric Silva deserves 'a Peyton' for the graphic he created.
  • Jeff Howe Patiots Notebook: This week, Garoppolo-Osweiler are preparing as if they're Manning-Brady; Garoppolo calls it an exciting week; (he was 10 during their first matchup); Akeem Ayers has finally had a day off to catch his breath after jumping in last week and playing against the Bears; Alan Branch finally signed in time for the first practice of the week.