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New England Patriots links 10/12/16 - Belichick: 'Nobody works harder' than his players

Daily news and links for 10/12/16

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uh... you guys might need to call in reinforcements
uh... you guys might need to call in reinforcements
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  • Mike Petraglia tells us 5 things to know about the Bengals: 1. The key to their entire offense has been A.J. Green.
  • Karen Guregian warns Tom Brady and the offense will be tested against Cincinnati a lot more than they were against the Browns.
  • Evan Lazar points out how the Bengals are a surprise member of the NFL's near-elite, not just the punchline from the last time the Patriots beat them 43-14.
  • Mike Reiss notes the Patriots will get reacquainted with WR Brandon LaFell on Sunday.
  • Christopher Price says no one works harder than Bill Belichick at reminding us that 'nobody works harder' than guys in his locker room.
  • Mike Petraglia discusses how Elandon Roberts is the latest linebacker to make a big impact on defense.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Film review: Patriots tight ends will be tough to defend.
  • Tom E. Curran senses that Martellus Bennett's play so far may price him out of New England, who already have a boatload of free agents this offseason.
  • Mark Daniels reviews the film from Sunday: Tom Brady showed no signs of rust, only throwing 3 inaccurate passes of his 40 attempts.
  • Matt Dolloff revisits his matchup predictions from Sunday: Brady exploits mismatches while defense shuts down run game.
  • Tom E. Curran writes that tracing the legend of Tom Brady has an almost mythical feel, because we've heard forms of it thousands of times.
  • WEEI highlights Trent Dilfer on D&H: Tom Brady 'looked as good as he's ever looked.'
  • Doug Kyed notes Tom Brady is the Pro Football Hall of Fame's most well-represented active player.
  • Mark Farinella reports Matthew Slater share's Belichick's interest in past NFL greats.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Robert Kraft revels in Brady’s return, team’s fast start; Matt Light not surprised by Brady's lack of rust; More.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Chris Hogan's hard work paying off for the offense; More.
  • Mike Reiss points out Bill Belichick's respect for head coach of the Vikings, Mike Zimmer.
  • Christopher Price looks at the target breakdown through the first five games: Edelman leads with 24 catches on 38 targets.
  • Christopher Price tracks the flags that have gone against the Patriots so far this season. Most penalized: Joe Thuney with 4 for 30 yards.