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New England Patriots Links 11/05/15 - Brady Successful With Sneaks, Deep Ball, Everything In-Between

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  • Mike Reiss says that Tom Brady is on a pace that has never been matched.
  • Kevin Duffy notes Tom Brady has found plenty of success on deep throws (the stats don't lie) but Brady was surprised to hear them though.
  • Mike Reiss notes the Patriots planned to work on long-ball passing in Wednesday's practice, according to receiver Brandon LaFell.
  • Jeff Howe says Tom Brady is the best of his generation at the quarterback sneak, converting on a whopping 92-of-101 attempts (91.1 percent) in his career.
  • Mike Pescaro reports Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Chris Mason points out Washington TE Jordan Reed as a player who can present problems for the Patriots on Sunday.
  • Christopher Smith notes Devin McCourty says the Redskins likely have the 'most talented' skill-position players the Pats have faced since the Colts.
  • Gary Dzen reports Bill Belichick can't praise the Redskins enough. He may like the Redskins more than anybody else does.
  • Tom E. Curran is finding it exceedingly hard to locate the booby trap Washington can spring on the Patriots that makes them a team to take seriously on Sunday.
  • Mike Reiss highlights Bill Belichick breaking down some successful plays following the win against Miami; The coach points out how Rob Gronkowski opens opportunities for others.
  • Christopher Price believes Rob Gronkowski is on his way to being Tom Brady's top target of all time.
  • Kevin Duffy notes Tom Brady has a lot of praise for his rookie linemen, and compares it to his rookie year as a 4th QB: "I got to eat nachos before the game."
  • Mike Reiss tells us David Andrews, an undrafted rookie who has played every snap at center this season, has a fan in QB Tom Brady.
  • Ryan Hannable explains how Stephen Gostkowski uses golf to help make field goals.
  • Karen Guregian comes up with the five Patriots the team can't afford to lose.
  • Michael Hurley finds that just when you think DeflateGate is over and can't get any more stupid ... USA Today runs what is perhaps the stupidest sports column of all time.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: DT Chris Jones played Super Bowl XLIX on a torn calf, suffered shortly before the game. Practicing again is another victory for him; Dane Fletcher mulled retirement last year but his teammates talked him into staying; Fletcher's mom wasn't going to let him quit; Julian Edelman and Ryan Wendell were surprising additions to the injury report (Knee).
  • Pat Bradley reports the Bills have finally beat the Patriots at something: Having the drunkest fans.

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