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New England Patriots links 9/23/16 - Patriots feast on turnovers, Texans Toast in 27-0 win

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Daily news and links for 9/23/16

a smothering D
a smothering D
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  • Jeff Howe recaps the Patriots win, as Jacoby Brissett does his job in the shutout.
  • Karen Guregian credits Bill Belichick for making the most of the situation: Rookie 3rd-string QB, making his first start, 3 days to prepare, against an unbeaten opponent.
  • Chad Finn offers 27 thoughts on Jacoby Brissett, LeGarrette Blount, and the Patriots' rout of the Texans. Belichick has to be the greatest 'unexpected-circumstances' coach there has ever been.
  • Kevin Duffy talks about what stood out in the Patriots shut-out of Houston.
  • Mike Reiss highlights a special night with a special effort by the entire team and the crowd bringing a high level of energy from start to finish.
  • Mike Reiss picks his Ups and Downs from the Texans' beatdown.
  • Jim McBride says this is the third time Belichick came up with a perfectly tailored game plan, executed with near perfection.
  • Mike Petraglia Post game snap judgments: Jacoby Brissett manages big game, Patriots turn over Texans in romp.
  • Doug Kyed picks six stars from Thursday's win.
  • Eric Wilbur tells us three things we learned: 1. Defense and special teams were huge.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Pats Posits: Damn it feels good to be a Hoodie.
  • Hayden Bird reports Bill Belichick nearly cracked a smile when asked about Jacoby Brisset handing him his first TD ball, and made sure to give it back to him.
  • Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how Jacoby Brissett pulled off the perfect 'complementary' win. (9.15 min. video)
  • CSNNE guest Albert Breer states that what Bill Belichick was able to do 'was ridiculous'. (1 min. video)
  • Ron Borges abhors weakness even more than he hates Belichick. "If they made a movie about the Houston Texans they wouldn’t call it 'Rawhide.'They’d call it 'Soft Touch.'" /Snark makes it worth the read.
  • Tom E. Curran believes that with this game plan, Belichick adds another chapter to his genius legacy.
  • Dan Ventura mentions how the Patriots defense felt the buzz of a potential shutout as they entered the 4th quarter last night, and reveled in getting it.
  • Steve Buckley writes that "since the entire point of Deflategate was to scrape the Patriots’ collective noses across the pavement out in front of NFL Headquarters, this is a disaster."
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots shut out Texans 27-0 on another Belichick masterstroke.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski glad to get feet wet in 2016 debut; More.
  • Christopher Price notes how Martellus Bennett is focused on keeping it fun with the Patriots.
  • Everett Cook points out how the special teams unit was, well, special.
  • Tom E. Curran highlights the best and worst moments from the win.
  • Ryan Hannable reports Vince Wilfork was appreciative of the video montage at Gillette Stadium, in his return to Foxboro.
  • Kevin Dillon gives us Patriots-Texans by the numbers: Patriots defense picks up its first 1,363 days.
  • Dan Shaughnessy says the number one storyline of the night (and we all know how much Belichick loves storylines) was Bill Belichick.

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