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New England Patriots v New York Jet
‘All you gotta do is move’
Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images


  • Erik Scalavino breaks down the Pats-Jets film, quarter-by-quarter, and offers his analysis. "Malcolm Butler had a memorable game against the Jets for a number of reasons."
  • Paul Perillo looks at who won the matchups Sunday: The Patriots did just enough to earn a 24-17 win at the Meadowlands.
  • John Rooke's View from Above: We're so close, maybe we can't see it? 'After the Jets' 2nd TD, the Pats defense held the Jets' offense on the following nine possessions to: Punt, punt, punt, interception, halftime, interception, fumble, field goal, ball over on downs.'
  • Press Release: Patriots victory tops Boston television market ratings; earns highest market share of 2017 season.
  • Infographic: Breaking down the win over the Jets.
  • Conference Call Transcript: Bill Belichick.
  • Angelique Fiske tells us Chris Gronkowski made an appearance on "Shark Tank" to pitch his product, Ice Shaker, and of course, his brothers came along for the ride.
  • Patriots locker room celebration following the win over the Jets. (1.28 min. video)


  • Ryan Hannable takes a look at all the ways Patriots need to improve on offense and defense.
  • Matt Dolloff mentions how parity rules so far this season in the AFC, with 10 teams at 3-3 or better.
  • Kevin Duffy looks around the rest of the NFL and says the Patriots should feel just fine at 4-2.
  • Doug Kyed offers his Patriots-Jets film review: How that double-score sparked New England's victory.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Film Review: Three terrible third downs from the first drive.
  • Michael Hurley thinks NFL officiating is too big of a storyline and other leftover Patriots thoughts: Tony Corrente missed a pretty obvious headshot on Brady from Jordan Jenkins.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Five Monday NFL thoughts after Week 6.
  • Sam Hollister (PatsPropaganda) Is 2015 Dion Lewis finally back?
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Dropped balls an issue for Brandin Cooks with Patriots.
  • Doug Kyed notes Malcolm Brown isn't getting complacent despite praise from Bill Belichick.
  • Ian Glendon (Cover32) Patriots atop the AFC East with scrappy win against the Jets.
  • Mike Reiss looks at what has changed in the eight months since the Patriots faced the Falcons in the Super Bowl.
  • Zack Cox focuses on how the Patriots and Falcons each had drastically different offseasons.
  • Nick O'Malley talks about how this team is a work in progress so far but hears from players how "there's excitement from the team over what they'll be capable of when they truly develop as a unit and start living up to expectations."
  • Michael Hurley details the seven plays that won the game for the Patriots.
  • Hector Longo (PatriotsTwoMinuteDrill) Two-Minute Drill: Patriots 24, Jets 17: Right or wrong call, get over it!
  • Matt Dolloff points out how Austin Seferian-Jenkins' fumble doesn't happen without Malcolm Butler and Duron Harmon.
  • Michael Hurley says Jets fans hoping to wake up from Sunday's nightmare with an apology from the NFL will have to hope for something else.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) Jets fans saying the game was rigged for the Patriots is bourbon for my soul.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Bill Belichick on WEEI discussing Sunday's win over the Jets, an update on Harvey Langi and a look ahead to the Falcons.
  • CBS Boston relays Bill Belichick's thorough answer when asked about his coaching philosophy.
  • Mike Reiss reports Tom Brady sent Aaron Rodgers an email after learning he could miss the rest of the season.
  • Jeff Howe pries the red sharpie away from Borges for this week's Patriots Report Card: Still work to do.
  • Brent Schwartz (PatriotsWire) Patriots vs. Jets report card: Grading New England's defense.


  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Monday Morning Digest: Post-Rodgers, can anyone besides Patriots win Super Bowl?
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) NFL Week 6 Recap: Aaron Rodgers' injury adds to the NFL star-power problem.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Sorting the Sunday Pile, Week 6: Patriots, Steelers among teams to save their seasons.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( The Debrief, Week 6: Six narratives that were busted. 2. The Patriots' defense is getting fixed. (ouch!)
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The Winners and Losers from NFL Week 6.
  • Mark Maske (Washington Post) The NFL doesn’t know what a catch is and now seems confused about fumbles, too.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) Jets rip overturned TD call vs. Patriots; ex-NFL VPs of officials say league messed up.
  • Cy Brown (The Ringer) Reversal of misfortune: Jets lose TD.
  • Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) Moves Patriots should make to fix ailing defense.
  • Kyle Hightower (AP Pro32) Patriots back on track with Super Bowl rematch looming next.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick: “Incomprehensible” to think team would start season in peak form.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Al Riveron stands by call, declines comment on his predecessors’ criticisms.
  • Dennis Waszak Jr. (AP) Brady gets wins record as Patriots hold off Jets, 24-17.
  • Hank Gargiulo and Seth Walder (ESPN) Best and worst QBs of Week 6: In a season dominated by young arms, the top performances this week belonged to 37- and 40-year-old veterans.
  • Eric Edholm (ProFootballWeekly) Way We Hear It: Patriots could move on from another offseason acquisition. Dwayne Allen.
  • Ron Clements (Sporting News) He Said What?! The Best NFL quotes of Week 6.
  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Workhorse RBs ride again.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) Ranking the NFL teams most impacted by injuries.
  • Mike Wells (ESPN) How Jacoby Brissett has helped Colts stay afloat without Andrew Luck. "That's the thing about Jacoby, he doesn't see himself as a backup quarterback."


  • Judy Battista ( NFL owners, players meeting Tuesday to discuss protests.
  • Michael McCann (SI) Why Colin Kaepernick's grievance is unlikely to lead to the termination of the CBA.
  • David Steele (Sporting News) No 'smoking gun' in Colin Kaepernick grievance, but don't assume he doesn't have one.
  • Ron Clements (Sporting News) Update: Ezekiel Elliott gets special hearing Tuesday in NY court on six-game suspension.
  • Report (AP) Hernandez lawyers refile CTE suit against NFL in state court.