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New England Patriots Links 11/13/15 - Ball Security Key to Patriots Win Over Giants

Daily news and links for 11/13/15

Sunday could be a Gronk kind of game.
Sunday could be a Gronk kind of game.
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  • Tom E. Curran says that since the Giants are among the leaders in creating turnovers, the Patriots' strategy is simple: Hang on to the ball.
  • Rich Garven notes no one protects the ball better than the Patriots, and no one takes it away better than the Giants.
  • Mike Reiss tells us ten things to know about Patriots vs. Giants: Giants are allowing 77.9 yards per game to TEs this season.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Three keys to victory for the Patriots over the Giants: 1. Win the turnover battle.
  • Rich Thompson thinks the Patriots defense measures up to Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Cameron McDonough reports Odell Beckham Jr. says the Patriots are his least favorite team 'of all time.'
  • Ryan Hannable finds that Tom Brady's ultra-quick release offsets his depleted offensive line.
  • Matt Dolloff looks deeper into the numbers for Sunday's matchup, and tells us why the Giants defense can't stop Tom Brady this time.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Inside the numbers: Brady’s 4th quarter numbers are staggering.
  • Kevin Duffy notes Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo believes Tom Brady might be playing the best ball of his life.
  • Mike Reiss notes Tom Brady and Eli Manning will enter their fifth head-to-head matchup.
  • Gregory Hunt mentions how Tom Brady stresses the importance of working with everyone on the depth chart.
  • Ryan Hannable says Giants WR Rueben Randle thinks the Patriots 'want to get us back for beating them 3 times straight.'
  • Mike Reiss thinks Jamie Collins' illness puts his status for Sunday in doubt.
  • CBS Boston reports the virus Jamie Collins has been battling, has left him weak and unable to eat.
  • Kevin Duffy hears Rob Gronkowski heap praise on Julian Edelman's skills as a punt returner, but thinks he could 'do some damage' too.
  • Mike Reiss reports the Patriots worked out RBs Pierre Thomas and Robert Turbin.
  • Jeff Howe talks about how Hightower, Collins and Jones have expiring contracts after the 2016 season, and how the Patriots hope they can keep them together.
  • Christopher Price explains why Tom Coughlin presents the first real coaching challenge of the year for Bill Belichick.
  • Steve Buckley sees Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick as not so different.
  • Ryan Hannable looks at what the Patriots will miss without Dion Lews and potentially Sebastian Vollmer.
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Mailbag: James White should be dependable third-down fill-in.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Ball security a hot topic this week, as the Giants are No. 1 in takeaways; Edelman: "they win games, time of possession and taking the ball away.."; Jamie Collins has missed both practices this week and his condition hasn't improved; Josh Kline's breakout season was enhanced when he received a 2-year contract extension; Roster moves.
  • Lee Schechter (About Sports) The best New England Patriots to follow on Twitter.
  • 4th & Goal: Chris Price previews Patriots-Giants. (5.19 min. video)
  • CSNNE reports Indy columnist Bob Kravitz calls Larry Bird’s honesty into question after Bird’s comments on Kravitz and Deflategate.
  • Jim Lazar says the only tie from 2007 and 2011 to this game is the memories of pain, then makes his Week 10 picks. Patriots win 44-34.
  • Sean Glennon (This Football Blog) Week ten picks. Patriots win by 17. /Good write-up.