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New England Patriots Links 12/04/14 - Defense Aims to Limit Big-Chunk Plays

Daily News and Links for 12/04/14

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  • Christopher Price passes along one NFL scout's take on Pats-Chargers: Stopping fiery Philip Rivers key to Pats win.
  • Christopher Price notes referee Bill Leavy will officiate Sunday's game.
  • Mike Reiss reports Julian Edelman is dealing with an upper thigh injury.
  • Jeff Howe talks about how Darrelle Revis learned to channel his emotions during games.
  • Christopher Price focuses on the Patriots' defense posting improved numbers when backed against the goal line.
  • Karen Guregian points out that since the Broncos game, the defense has been allowing opponents to get some big chunk plays.
  • Karen Guregian notes Chargers TE Antonio Gates still commands attention.
  • Phil Perry gleans five things we learned from the Patriots coordinators: Patricia will pick McDaniels' brain to better understand McCoy's offense.
  • Mike Petraglia notes Bill Belichick gets emotional making a Hall of Fame pitch for Junior Seau.
  • Mike Reiss gives us his weekly stat check to see how the Patriots compare with the Chargers and the rest of the NFL.
  • Mike Reiss catches us up with former Patriots to see how they're doing with their new teams: AFC and NFC.
  • ESPN Boston posts an ad featuring Tom Brady as "Gary the telemarketer". (30 second clip) /Pretty funny.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Aaron Dobson suffered a serious hamstring injury Sunday and could be put on IR; Julian Edelman is dealing with a thigh injury from landing on a yardage marker in Week 11, and has been practicing on a limited basis; Chandler Jones is actively participating in agility drills; Sealver Siliga also practiced for the second tie since Friday; It's been raining for the past two days in San Diego - a rarity.