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New England Patriots Links 11/11/14 - Patriots Back to Work

Daily News and Links for 11/11/14

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  • Jeff Howe reports the Patriots return to Gillette Stadium today to prepare for a crucial seven-game stretch that will validate their place in the AFC.
  • Christopher Price writes the Patriots will seek to continue their dominance against the Colts and Andrew Luck.
  • Chris Villani notes we have a habit of moving the goalposts on the Patriots around here, but this is a legitimate challenging stretch coming up.
  • Jeff Howe thumbnails the Patriots' next seven opponents, six with winning records and the 2-8 Jets.
  • Eric Wilbur declares the Patriots the winners of the AFC East and sees Green Bay as possibly the only hurdle between the Pats and 14-2.
  • Mike Reiss believes the Patriots did the right thing by tweaking the incentives in Sebastian Vollmer's contract.
  • Christopher Price tells us five things we have to know about the Colts: Andrew Luck is playing at an MVP level.
  • Lee Schechter posts some quick hits from Bill Belichick's Monday conference call on the Colts.
  • Lee Schechter serves up some soundbites from the assistant coaches' conference calls.
  • Tom E. Curran reminds us that Darrelle Revis will be all business when it comes to his football future.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: The Patriots restructured Sebatian Vollmer's contract so he can earn more reachable playing-time incentives for 2014; Former Patriots DBs Darius Butler and Sergio Brown have established themselves with the Colts; Tom Brady went on a quick bye-week vacation with his wife and kids, which Brady acknowledged is a bit different than how he used to spend his bye weeks, "The 25-year old Tom Brady had a great time". Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer will face each other this Sunday, and Brady is rooting for both of them.