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New England Patriots Links 10/08/14 - Moving On To Buffalo

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Daily News and Links for 10/08/14

Patriots defense in action Sunday night
Patriots defense in action Sunday night
Jim Rogash

TEAM TALK

LOCAL LINKS

  • Mike Reiss helps us get to know the Buffalo Bills, and which players to watch for on both sides of the ball.
  • Mike Reiss details the broadcast info for Sunday's game on Fox: Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston will call the game.
  • Mark Daniels notes the Patriots will have to focus on run defense once again vs. Buffalo.
  • Lee Schechter feels the Patriots' key to beating the Bills is stopping their run game.
  • Mike Reiss picks one thing the Patriots must fix before their next game: A deep passing game can soften the box.
  • Ben Volin on CSNNE tells us not to pretend this O-line has been fixed.
  • Kevin Duffy says the Gronkowski- Wright duo has the Patriots offense firing on all cylinders.
  • Rich Levine is more than happy to have Gronk back - not perfect, but dominant.
  • Phil Perry breaks down Brady's fourth-down sneak.
  • Karen Guregian notes that Josh McDaniels also refutes reports of friction between Brady and the coaching staff.
  • Mike Reiss reports DT Joe Vellano agrees to be on the practice squad after being cut by the team on Monday.
  • Lee Schechter highlights Tom Brady's Q&A with Westwood One: There's no place I'd rather be.
  • Mike Reiss answers his Patriots Mailbag: Great win, but are the problems fixed?
  • Mike Reiss posts his weekly stat check to see where the Patriots - and Bills - stand in relation to the rest of the league.
  • Christopher Price tells us which players have done the best job of getting after the QB so far.
  • Christopher Price charts the target breakdown after five regular-season games.
  • Christopher Price tracks the Patriots penalties through Week 5.
  • Mike Reiss takes a look at some former Patriots and how they're doing with their new teams.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Pats pushed the pace against the Bengals; Josh McDaniels coached Buffalo QB Kyle Orton when they were in Denver; Belichick is impressed by the rookie receiver Sammy Watkins; Bills' RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson pose the next challenge for the defense; Belichick said the release of Kenbrell Thompkins was strictly a numbers game.

NATIONAL NEWS

  • Andrew Healy (Football Outsiders) Any Given Sunday: Patriots over Bengals.
  • Jarrett Bell (USA Today) Peyton Manning, Tom Brady get hardware in Week 5 awards.
  • Peter King (The MMQB) How the New England Patriots bounced back. (2.42 min. video)
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) Inside slant: NFL Week 5 QB report.
  • Greg Gabriel (Nat'l Football Post) Weekend flashback: The NFL is without an unbeaten team.
  • First Take (ESPN) Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless give their reaction to the Patriots crushing the Bengals. (6.59 min. video)