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New England Patriots Links 11/20/14 - Revis: 'Calvin Johnson a Man Among Boys'

Daily News and Links for 11/20/14

Revis preps for Megatron for the third time
Revis preps for Megatron for the third time
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  • Mike Reiss passes along the report that LeGarrette Blount is meeting with the Patriots today and is expected to sign.
  • Ben Volin believes LeGarrette Blount gives the offense some depth at RB, but Jonas Gray will still be the primary back.
  • Karen Guregian observes that during the six-game win streak the offense has evolved into so much more than Brady reaching out to Gronk or Edelman.
  • Mike Reiss looks at Sunday's matchup through a stats-based lens: Game within the game: Lions' four-man rush vs. Brady.
  • Christopher Price gives us one NFL scout's take on Patriots vs. Lions: Suh and Tate will present the biggest challenge for the Pats.
  • Mike Reiss notes this will be Darrelle Revis' third meeting with Calvin Johnson.
  • Christopher Price explains how the O-line turned its season around.
  • Kevin Duffy reports Julian Edelman was limited in Wednesday's practice with a thigh injury.
  • Mike Reiss highlights Bill Belichick's breakdown of Pats-Colts, and notes Dominique Easley's impact on the defense.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Akeem Ayers' was held without a sack for the first time in three games; Ayers says it's all about the win for him, not the personal stats, and he enjoys just being part of a winning atmosphere; Sealver Siliga returned to practice after his Week 3 foot injury; Siliga is eligible for Sunday but won't count against the 53-man roster until he is activated; Chandler Jones did not practice and sources were pessimistic about a return in time for Green Bay; Sunday is the 14-year anniversary of Brady's first NFL appearance, coincidentally in relief of Drew Bledsoe against the Lions.