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New England Patriots links 10/19/16 - Patriots on to Pittsburgh

Daily news and links for 10/19/16

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  • Evan Lazar says Tom Brady 'has won 80 percent of his games against the Steelers, the highest winning percentage of any QB with at least five starts against Pittsburgh since the 1970 merger.'
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) 5 First impressions of the Steelers. 1. Offense explosive with or without Roethlisberger.
  • Nick O'Malley reports the Steelers announced Ben Roethlisberger is officially listed as "out" for this Sunday's game.
  • Karen Guregian thumbnails some of the unknowns that still surround this year's Patriots team.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) James White isn't going anywhere once Dion Lewis returns.
  • Felger & Mazz guest Greg A. Bedard asserts that James White is "not a source of strength' for the Patriots.
  • Jeff Howe liked how the Patriots unleashed Dont'a Hightower, finally healthy after his meniscus tear in Week 1.
  • Mark Farinella details 'The Drive' that followed Hightower's sack of Andy Dalton in the end zone for a safety, that "had all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. And it put the Bengals down for the count. It was as close to a perfect possession for the moment as one could get".
  • Matt Dolloff takes a look back at how his matchup predictions went for the Patriots' win vs. the Bengals.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Best of social media: Week 6 Bengals vs Patriots.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Special teams captain Matthew Slater supports struggling Stephen Gostkowski; More.
  • Nick O'Malley looks ahead at the Patriots' remaining opponents to see which team has the biggest mess at QB.
  • 98.5 Sports Hub guest Boomer Esiason: 'Patriots are alone atop a murky AFC'.
  • Nik DeCosta-Klipa notes that despite Bill Belichick's verbal and physical bashing of Microsoft's Surface tablet, the technology giant and the NFL are standing by the product.