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New England Patriots Links 12/04/15 - Pats Must Get Back to Stopping the Run

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Daily news and links for 12/04/15

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  • Christopher Price wonders if the Patriots' inconsistent ground game can get back on track against the Eagles.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Three keys to victory, Patriots-Eagles.
  • James Toscano gives us 3 things to watch for this Sunday vs. Eagles: 1. Just stay healthy.
  • Mike Cole notes Chip Kelly says Tom Brady is like an 'orchestra leader' in how he leads the Patriots.
  • Tom E. Curran finds Chip Kelly amusing, but more in a Bill Belichick-like way, not Rex Ryan.
  • Kevin Duffy notes Tom Brady has been airing it out for Brandon LaFell, and the Patriots WR isn't complaining.
  • Doug Kyed notes Trey Williams has high hopes he 'can help' the Patriots win a Super Bowl.
  • Rich Thompson talks with newly signed RB Trey Williams, who is spending quality time with the Patriots playbook.
  • Christopher Price catches up with Scott Chandler: 'Being 10-1 is the only stat that matters to me.'
  • Jeff Howe notes that while the Patriots won't ask Scott Chandler to be Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady needs more from him.
  • Ryan Hannable shares the story of how Ryan Allen's mom gave his career the kick-start it needed.
  • Mark Daniels reports Dominique Easley missed his second straight practice with an ankle injury.
  • Mike Petraglia gives us his Thursday practice report: Trey Williams makes his debut.
  • Mark Daniels explains why Nate Ebner had a big smile on his face and why Tom Brady was wearing a bright red Ohio State football shirt Thursday.
  • Mike Reiss cleans out his Patriots notebook with updates on injured CB Justin Coleman, practice squad additions and more.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Alan Branch appreciates the compliments about his recent play, but believes his performance has been solid all year, not just the last couple of weeks; Bill Belichick hypes up opposing teams even more to his players than he does to the press; Tom Brady lost a bet with Nate Ebner and had to wear an Ohio State T-shirt around the facility. He was not happy about it.
  • Michael Hurley says that if you think the NFL went overboard in its handling of DeflateGate punishment, then you now have a concrete piece of evidence helping your cause.
  • John Morgan (PatsFans) NFL-ESPN conspiracy theory: Team ownership for carrying the NFL's water.
  • Chris Mason notes that since the start of the 2003 season, the Patriots have only dropped back-to-back regular season games four times.
  • Mike Reiss mentions Brandon LaFell's hat collection that he takes as seriously as his style.
  • Ron Borges is annoyed with fans for whining about Gronk's OPI calls, and with Brady for wanting his receivers protected from knee shots.
  • Jerry McDonald points out that while the league finds there is no problem with the officials, our eyeballs say otherwise.
  • Jim Lazar knows Bill Belichick 'only deals with the players who are here on the field' but only hopes there are enough of them. Week 13 picks. Patriots win 27-10.
  • The MassLive crew make their Week 13 picks. All five pick Pats to win.

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