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New England Patriots Links 11/11/15 - Washington Wrap-Up & Moving On to the Giants

Daily news and links for 11/11/15

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With appreciation to all veterans for their service
With appreciation to all veterans for their service
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  • Christopher Price tells us 5 things we have to know about the Giants: NY air attack will test the Patriots pass defense.
  • Mike Reiss notes Tedy Bruschi believes the Patriots' defensive plan should be straightforward -- take away Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Karen Guregian notes that this Giants' team is missing the Kryptonite D-Line that made his life miserable in the past.
  • Tom E. Curran wonders whether the Giants have what it takes to beat the Patriots.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots 2015 opponents, five first impressions of the Giants.
  • Josh Brown (Boston Title Town Talk) Pats offense won’t miss a beat without Dion Lewis.
  • Chris Mason looks back at team history, which suggests Tom Brady will adjust to life without Dion Lewis.
  • Kerry J.Byrne explains how the Patriots defense this year just might be good enough to help its legendary offense win back-to-back Super Bowls.
  • Mike Cole notes Bill Belichick says Chandler Jones' success reflects the Patriots' 'collective' work.
  • Sam Galanis notes Steve Young believes the 'Bengals are the ones that can take down the Patriots.'
  • Adam Kurkjian has a step-by-step breakdown (with gifs) of the defense's coverage and stop on a third-and-long, that demonstrates how well the unit played Sunday.
  • Mike Reiss gives us his midseason report: Patriots have the key ingredients to make a Super Bowl push.
  • Kevin Duffy issues his Patriots midseason report: Undefeated season in play, even with nasty string of injuries.
  • Christopher Price measures the offensive opportunities for the Patriots skill position players through eight games.
  • Christopher Price tracks the Patriots penalties so far this season; Rob Gronkowski leads with 6.
  • Tom E. Curran reports Josh McDaniels is optimistic for James White that "hopefully his best football is in front of him."
  • Mike Reiss notes that with Dion Lewis on IR, the Patriots worked out free-agent RB Daryl Richardson.
  • Tim Caputo of WHDH reports a Watertown boy got his wish granted to meet and practice with Tom Brady, and even brought him a "thank you" gift.
  • Christopher Price hears Rex Ryan already chirping about his looming showdown with Tom Brady and the Patriots.
  • Lisa Genovitch (Boston Title Town Talk) The NFL doesn't care about women.
  • Mike Reiss points out rookie long snapper Joe Cardona is the only active player in the NFL who is also an active member of the military.
  • Mike Reiss relays Dont'a Hightower's explanation for why he left Sunday's game in the second half: He's fighting a virus.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Rex Ryan is looking past the Jets to the only matchup he circles on his calendar, the Patriots; Pats defense will have its next top QB-WR duo with Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr; Rueben Randle and Shane Vereen are also threats out of the backfield; Josh McDaniels talks James White; OL Josh Kline signed a two-year extension; Bill Belichick praises NFL sack leader Chandler Jones.