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New England Patriots Links 9/11/15 - Nifty, Shifty Dion Lewis; Unstoppable Gronk; NFL to Blame for Headsets

Daily news and links for 9/11/15

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Dion Lewis showed off some nifty, shifty moves last night
Dion Lewis showed off some nifty, shifty moves last night
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  • Christopher Price says Tom Brady had one of the most accurate games of his career last night.
  • Kevin Duffy notes that only in 2007 did Tom Brady have a better season opener than he did last night.
  • Mike Petraglia explains why Thursday could signal a record-breaking season for Rob Gronkowski.
  • Mike Reiss focuses on the impact Rob Gronkowski had on the field, including the goal-line fumble recovery.
  • Jeff Howe jests that it's only a matter of time before the Steelers, or the NFL, launch a Spikegate investigation against the Patriots.
  • CBS Boston reports Roethlisberger complains about the Patriots shifting on the goal line.
  • Chad Finn says the Steeers' failure to communicate wasn't limited to the sidelines.
  • Tom E. Curran notes every Patriots win now comes with some whine from the beaten foe, but Tom Brady soars above the pettiness.
  • Karen Guregian says the Men of Steel looked more like the Men of Jello whenever they came anywhere near Gronk.
  • Ron Borges thinks Dion Lewis stepped in nicely for suspended LeGarrette Blount
  • Erik Frenz gives us five takeaways from the Patriots' win: 1. The Patriots have a lot of confidence in Malcolm Butler.
  • Steve Silva posts a montage video of the emotionally-charged pregame ceremony and unveiling of the Super Bowl XLIX banner.
  • Steve Buckley calls the pregame ceremony a blast - the smoke, the mirrors, the Dropkicks - but all the fans needed to go nuts was for Tom Brady to get back under center.
  • Ryan Hannable reports Tom Brady calls the latest ESPN report regarding spygate a 'disservice to the game of football'.
  • CSN Postgame guest Dan Koppen discusses whether Tom Brady was making a stand by not doing postgame TV interview.
  • Mike Reiss posts his post-game Ups and Downs.
  • Dan Ventura picks his Best and Worst from last night's win.
  • Michael Hurley picks his Ups and Downs.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Early exit for Dominique Easley, who lasted 8 snaps before going down with a hip injury; Bryan Stork is dealing with a muscle-related issue in his neck, not just the aftereffects from a concussion.
  • Jim Lazar lists who will be receiving their Free Brady gift boxes, and makes his Week 1 picks.