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New England Patriots Links 11/05/14 - Brady vs. 31 NFL Teams: Zero Losing Records

Daily News and Links for 11/05/14

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  • Erik Frenz tells us what lies ahead for the Patriots after the bye week.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Bill Belichick on how the coaches and players will utilize the bye week.
  • Mike Reiss finds that the team came together only after the offensive line started to jell.
  • Karen Guregian reports Dante Scarnecchia was right when he told everyone to relax and be patient with the O-Line.
  • Mark Daniels notes Dave DeGuglielmo believes the early struggles have made the Patriots O-line even better.
  • Mike Reiss believes the team needs to figure out how to limit false-start penalties, as three of their next four games are on the road.
  • Erik Frenz examines the film to show how the Patriots defense made Peyton Manning's life miserable. /Includes screenshots and diagrams.
  • Phil Perry credits the "Gronk Effect" for Shane Vereen's 5-yard TD catch, and breaks down how it happened.
  • Kevin Duffy focuses on the impact of special teams in Sunday's rout of the Broncos, beyond Julian Edelman's 84-yard punt return.
  • Michael Hurley thinks Peyton Manning can't solve his Foxborough House of Horrors, and other leftover thoughts.
  • Jeff Howe writes that Rob Gronkowski, "the goofiest bully on the block, has been stuffing defensive players into lockers for five weeks now, but Sunday’s swirly of the Broncos was by far the most impressive."
  • Greg Bedard details why he "thought that Manning wussed out" on Sunday.
  • Christopher Price wonders if Rob Gronkowski should be considered an MVP candidate.
  • Lee Schechter notes Brandon Browner aims to show he's the guy to match up with the big receivers, with his intensity, attitude and physicality.
  • Lee Schechter says second time's the charm for safety Patrick Chung.
  • Mike Reiss answers his weekly Patriots Mailbag: How to explain the turnaround.
  • NESN re-posts a great photo from Tom Brady's Facebook page, wishing Vince Wilfork a happy 33rd birthday.
  • Gary Tanguay warns fans not to get carried away with the success of the defense.
  • Christopher Price charts the offensive opportunities for the skill position players: Shane Vereen leads with 101.
  • Christopher Price tracks the Patriots penalties by player, penalty and position.
  • Jeremy Gottlieb gives out high marks in his Patriots Week 9 Report Card.
  • Mike Reiss looks at the Week 9 stats of former Patriots players to see how they're doing with their new teams.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Brandon Browner could 'feel Demaryius Thomas tapping out', the result of a barrage of physicality; Belichick explained why he brought Pat Chung back for a second time; Aaron Dobson has been a healthy scratch six time this season; Chad O'Shea vouched for his commitment to working hard and catching up.