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New England Patriots Links 9/18/15 - Scott Chandler Returns to Buffalo as a Patriot

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Scott Chandler returns to Buffalo
Scott Chandler returns to Buffalo
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  • Christopher Price gathers some thoughts from a former AFC scout to see what each side has to do to come away with a win.
  • Mike Reiss shares some of Tedy Bruschi's insight on what stands out to him in Sunday's game: With Bills focus on Gronkowski, unsung players must rise up.
  • Michael Whitmer notes Scott Chandler will be seeing the Bills from the other side.
  • Christopher Price finds Devin McCourty and the rest of the Patriots secondary feel ready for the Bills' offense.
  • Christopher Price previews the Week 2 matchup between the Patriots and Bills. (4.51 min. video) Patriots win 27-21.
  • Mike Reiss wouldn't be surprised if the Patriots decide to shut Dominique Easley (hip pointer) down until at least after their Week 4 bye.
  • Jeff Howe reports Dominique Easley missed his third consecutive practice.
  • Christopher Price wonders if the Patriots will continue to limit Jerod Mayo's snaps.
  • Doug Kyed notes Bill Belichick raves about Duron Harmon's range.
  • Mark Daniels notes Alan Branch shares his new outlook on football, as he prepares to return to Buffalo for the first time.
  • Ryan Hannable focuses on how Julian Edelman continues to prove doubters wrong.
  • Kevin Duffy tells the football journey of Dion Lewis, who has emerged after two lost NFL seasons.
  • Adam Kurkjian looks at what strategies have worked and what hasn't, when Rex Ryan tried to stop Rob Gronkowski in the past.
  • Mark Farinella notes that in his four games at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Rob Gronkowski has caught 23 passes for 361 yards and five TDs.
  • Phil Perry hears Rob Gronkowski and Scott Chandler recount their memories of Ralph Wilson Stadium: The place can get rocking.
  • Jeff Howe thinks Scott Chandler has the potential for a bigger role with the Patriots.
  • Glen Farley notes the Patriots are preparing for an athletic quarterback.
  • Kevin Duffy isn't concerned with the WR depth behind Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Three keys to victory, Patriots-Bills.
  • Ron Borges gives his take on how Rex Ryan will attack Tom Brady and the Patriots.
  • Tony Massarotti says Rex Ryan has proven to be a worthy adversary for Bill Belichick.
  • CSNNE guest ex-NFL supervisor of officials Jim Daopoulos strongly defends Jim McNally against Deflategate charges from former linesman Mark Baltz, and wonders 'what Mark's agenda is right here.'
  • Eric Wilbur casts the "Deflategate" movie, with Ben Affleck as Tom Brady and Steve Buscemi as the Tom Brady sketch.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Rookie DE Trey Flowers remains anxious to make his NFL debut and put his pass-rushing skills on display; Bills RB LeSean McCoy left practice with tightness in his hamstring; Chris Harper joined the Patriots practice squad.
  • Jim Lazar says Rex Ryan's entertainment value is of Trumpian proportions, and makes his Week 2 picks. Pats 20-17.