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New England Patriots links 10/10/17 - Pats have it good with Gostkowski

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  • Mike Reiss presents the optimist's and the pessimist's take on where the 3-2 Patriots stand right now.
  • Kevin Duffy tries to sort out where the Patriots stand in an AFC pack that isn't looking too hot itself.
  • Matt Dolloff takes a quick look at the rest of the AFC: In a weird start to the season, the Chiefs are officially the team to beat.
  • Mike Reiss ranks the toughest remaining games on the Patriots schedule.
  • Tom E. Curran shares some interesting afterthoughts from New England's escape from Tampa Bay: Notice the way Malcolm Butler dishes it out and the way Tom Brady takes it.
  • Sam Hollister (PatsPropaganda) Breaking down Pats O-Line struggles vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Mike Giardi looks at whether Nate Solder's struggles are related to missing camp.
  • Doug Kyed suggests the Patriots might want to consider using Dion Lewis more in offense.
  • Kevin Duffy notes Chris Hogan's role in the offense expanded after Julian Edelman's injury, but Josh McDaniels saw him destined for a breakout season even before that.
  • Matt Dolloff notes Nick Folk's disastrous night was a reminder of how good the Patriots really have it with Stephen Gostkowski.
  • Doug Kyed relays Josh McDaniels explanation of Dwayne Allen's lack of production in New England.
  • Zack Cox points out how Trey Flowers' playing time is way up for the Pats in his third season.
  • Kevin Duffy notes Bill Belichick, who sometimes declines to mention the Jets by name, mentions how 'you've got to be impressed with what the Jets have done.'
  • Phil Perry notes Kony Ealy said that he "definitely" expects to be ready to face the Patriots at MetLife Stadium.
  • Ryan Hannable reports the Patriots made a few tweaks to their practices squad on Monday.
  • Michael Hurley helps out those Raiders still upset about the Tuck Rule, by offering a handful of suggestions for some other things they may want to focus their energy on instead.
  • Ryan Hannable relays Tom Brady's response to criticism on methods found in his new book.
  • NESN finds that apparently Bill Belichick does take days off, as Linda Holliday posts an Instagram of the two of them apple picking last weekend.
  • Megan Carnahan (NEPatriotsLife) Wes Welker’s “feet” press conference lives on in his episode of “A Football Life.”
  • Alex Reimer highlights WEEI guest Tim Hasselbeck: Chris Foerster story represents broken lives of some NFL coaches.


  • Staff (ESPN) Can Jets, Bills or Dolphins overtake Patriots? Come on, let's be realistic.
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) NFL Week 5 Recap: The league's QB hierarchy is in flux.
  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Monday Morning Digest: The bell tolls for Big Ben.
  • Adam Schein ( The Debrief, Week 5: Fresh faces top Watchability Rankings. Pats get honorable mention.
  • Adam Schein ( Fact or Fiction, Week 5: Aaron Rodgers is magical, Ben Roethlisberger's not a top-10 QB.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) What we learned (and didn't learn) in Week 5 of NFL.
  • Ross Tucker (Sports on Earth) NFL deserves credit for changes. /Eh... watched Jerome Boger’s crew throw a hundred more flags last night.