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New England Patriots Links 11/14/14 - Defense Energized for Colts' Attack

Daily News and Links for 11/14/14

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Jim Rogash



  • Jeff Howe discusses both sides of Andrew Luck, the one that looks unbeatable and the one that misses open receivers.
  • Ron Borges finds Darrelle Revis excited for challenge of facing not only Andrew Luck, but T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne.
  • Kyle Brasseur highlights Wilfork and Revis breaking down the Colts' attack.
  • Chris Price breaks down Patriots-Colts. (4.14 min. video)
  • Chris Villani says the Patriots can accomplish two things with a win in Indy: 1. Put the playoff bye in their pocket, and 2. Get a signature road win.
  • Eric Wilbur emphasizes that the road has not been kind to the Patriots.
  • Mark Farinella notes the players are aware they need to play better on the road, especially against a quality team like the Colts.
  • Mike Reiss gleans a few lessons the Patriots could learn from last night's TNF game: Don't put the game in the hands of the officials.
  • Erik Frenz discovers that Jonas Gray used to do stand-up comedy and once opened up for Screech. /Good read.
  • Adam Kurkjian notes CB Vontae Davis is having an excellent season for the Colts.
  • The AP reports the Patriots apologize after sending out a racist tweet to thank a "fan" who used a racist Twitter handle.
  • Christopher Price has ten questions for the AFC heading into the stretch drive.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Dominique Easley quashed the panic yesterday, saying he didn't have a setback with his knee, it was a knee brace issue; Vince Wilfork admits he tried to recruit Reggie Wayne to the Patriots back in 2012 when Wayne was a free agent; Since the Broncos did not engage with Rob Gronkowski at the line of scrimmage, logic suggests the Colts will do the opposite.
  • Jim Lazar believes Luck will continue to be on the Patriots side, as he makes his Week 11 picks. Pats win 34-24.
  • Steve DeOssie, Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas make their Week 11 picks. (4.18 min. video) Patriots win. (Surprised?)


  • Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss (ESPN) Bruschi's Breakdown: Patriots-Colts. Key for New England: Turnover margin, kicking game.
  • Mike Reiss ad Mike Wells (ESPN) Colts vs. Patriots preview.
  • Jim Corbett (USA Today) Patriots' Robert Kraft talks Goodell, Gronk and Brady. "Whoever was putting those (negative) comments out there, helped us. I think it really ticked [Brady] off. "
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Andrew Luck’s becoming more aware of bad plays, thus making good ones.
  • Mike Wells (ESPN) Pep Hamilton has hands full trying to combat Bill Belichick's Patriots.
  • Chris Burke (SI) Tales of the Tape: RBs -- not QBs -- could decide Colts-Patriots; more. (1.25 min. video)
  • Bill Barnwell (Grantland) The NFL All-Bargain Team.
  • Joel Corry (Nat'l Football Post) The NFL's most underpaid players. Tom Brady makes this list.
  • Peter King (The MMQB) Eleventh heaven: Week 11 is a smorgasbord of meaningful games.
  • Staff Report ( Mind-blowing stats for Week 11 of the 2014 season.
  • Kevin Patra ( Week 11 viewer's guide. 3 of 5 pick Patriots to win.
  • Elliot Harrison ( NFL Week 11 game picks: Patriots 30-29.
  • Brian Burke (Sports on Earth) Man vs. Machine: Week 11 picks. Will Leitch: Colts 39-38, Machine: Colts 31-28.