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New England Patriots links 10/16/17 - Patriots earn every inch of 24-17 win over Jets

Daily news and links for a Victory Monday

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New England Patriots v New York Jet Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images



  • Mike Reiss sees the Patriots win over the Jets as both troubling and admirable.
  • Jeff Howe recaps the Patriots win over the Jets, salvaging 'a putrid start with a dominant finish'.
  • Karen Guregian points to the Jets' production to show the Patriots defense still has lots of work to do.
  • Ryan Hannable wonders if this Patriots team is fixable.
  • Chad Finn offers 24 thoughts on the Patriots' win over the Jets: 3. This team sure likes to challenge itself with an added degree of difficulty.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Ugly start, uglier finish, but the Patriots win 24-17. /Huh. I thought the Patriots finished with a win.
  • Adam Kurkjian notes Bill Belichick made sure to laud Malcolm Butler for his play on that controversial fumble.
  • Alex Reimer says we can all count Tom Brady as one person who’s thrilled the referees overturned that touchdown in the fourth quarter.
  • Bob George (PatsFans) Replay takes center stage in Patriot victory.
  • Mike Reiss reports Tom Brady is officially the NFL's all-time winningest QB, passing Brett Favre and Peyton Manning with his 187th win.
  • Henry McKenna (Patriots Wire) Rob Gronkowski admits he's sometimes scared of Tom Brady.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Dion Lewis is confident he's back to 2015 form.
  • Phil Perry finds Alan Branch had a pretty significant change in mentality Sunday, seeing 22 snaps vs. the Jets.
  • Mike Reiss says Dion Lewis makes a case for the lead role, 'it's going to keep getting better.'
  • Ryan Hannable notes Bill Belichick assured the media the Patriots followed the 'rules to the letter' regarding their reporting on Stephon Gilmore's concussion.
  • Adam Kurkjian gives us his Best and Worst from Pats-Jets.
  • Alex Reimer calls out clueless CBS analyst Dan Fouts for delivering the worst announcing performance of the season during Pats-Jets.
  • Mike Reiss passes along a report that rookie Harvey Langi suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries after a car accident, someone close to Langi tells ESPN.
  • Mark Daniels relays Bill Belichick Sunday: Langi's car accident 'shook everybody in the organization.'
  • Laurel J. Sweet reports the wife of Harvey Langi says the couple are "both focused on recovering from" the car crash Friday night in Foxboro that left the linebacker benched with a back injury.


  • Ron Clements (Sporting News) Tom Brady sets record for regular-season wins with controversial victory.
  • Ian O'Connor (ESPN) Tom Brady's almost impossible durability was the difference.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) NFL owes a big explanation on Jets TD-turned-'fumble'.
  • Michael Beller (SI) Buoyed by controversial call, Patriots hold off Jets for 24-17 victory.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) Patriots catch a break when Jets get TD taken away on controversial call.
  • Lauren Theisen (Deadspin) The Jets got screwed out of a touchdown.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The NFL’s convoluted rules cost the Jets a touchdown, and maybe a win.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) Patriots defense steps up vs. Jets, but is progress enough?
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) Jets not stewing on controversial call that negated touchdown.
  • Peter King (SI) Monday Morning QB: NFL 2017: A mishmash of mediocrity, where no team is great, some are good (and one is perfectly bad).
  • Don Banks Week 6 Snap Judgments: "The idea of a Super Bowl hangover ... also means you start losing games you should be winning because teams are gearing up to face you and giving you their best possible shot." /Pats get that every week.
  • Jonathan Jones (SI) Sunday Freakout: Jets QB Josh McCown becomes the sixth quarterback (in six games...) to hang 300-plus passing yards on the Patriots defense; More.
  • Staff (ESPN) Biggest NFL injuries of Week 6.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Tom Brady devastated when he finds out about Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 6 Grades. Patriots B.


  • Steve Politi ( Butt Fumble, meet the What Fumble: Jets find a stunning new way to lose vs. Patriots.
  • Alex Squadron (NY Post) The Tom Brady-Josh McCown duel started crazily and ended aptly.
  • Gary Myers (NY Daily News) The talent gap between the Jets and Patriots can be summed up in two words: Tom Brady.
  • Darryl Slater ( Ref says overturning Jets' Austin Seferian-Jenkins TD vs. Patriots was 'pretty obvious'.
  • Manish Mehta (NY Daily News) Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ overruled touchdown catch unfairly cost the Jets.
  • Steve Serby (NY Post) The Jets got robbed of their shot.
  • Darryl Slater ( Takeaways and observations: Jets can't maintain hot pace, stung by curious call in 24-17 loss to Patriots.
  • George Willis (NY Post) This is a hard way to learn the Jets are for real.
  • Alex Squadron (NY Post) Jets stud rookie learned a Rob Gronkowski lesson.
  • Daniel Popper (NY Daily News) Jets lose early lead as controversial fumble call steals victory from Gang Green in 24-17 loss to Patriots.
  • Darryl Slater ( Jets' Jermaine Kearse rips 'B.S. call' on Austin Seferian-Jenkins fumble vs. Patriots.
  • Brian Costello (NY Post) ‘BS’ fumble call dooms Jets in heartbreaker to Patriots.
  • Brian Costello (NY Post) The play Buster Skrine didn’t make will haunt him.
  • Zachary Ripple (NY Daily News) Jets fans burn Tom Brady scarecrow in bizarre tailgating ritual.
  • Connor Hughes ( Studs and duds from Jets' loss to Patriots.


  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) Proving collusion by NFL owners will be tough for Colin Kaepernick.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Kaepernick hopes to invalidate the CBA through collusion grievance.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Union will support Colin Kaepernick’s grievance, but had no role in it.