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New England Patriots links 10/20/17 - Patriots vs. Falcons: How good is Bademosi?

Daily news and links for Friday

NFL: New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CB Johnson Bademosi
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  • Kevin Duffy relays NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell on seeing a decline in Tom Brady's accuracy, timing and what appears to be a disjointed offense so far this season.
  • Zack Cox calls attention to how the Patriots passing attack has been incredibly balanced so far this season.
  • Jeff Howe writes about Brandin Cooks, his all-business dedication at practice, and how he feels he's not even close to being as good as he can be.
  • Mike Reiss notes Mike Gillislee isn't letting last week's fumble get him down.
  • Adam Kurkjian says disruptive DT Grady Jarrett poses a big problem for the Patriots offensive line.
  • Doug Kyed discusses Pro Football Focus’ controversial ranking of the Patriots defense at 17th in the NFL.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) First down problems for Pats defense continue.
  • Doug Kyed says no one imagined we'd be talking about CB Johnson Bademosi covering Julio Jones, but here we are.
  • Mike Giardi notes Julio Jones presents Johnson Bademosi an opportunity to prove he's not just a niche player.
  • Mike Reiss reports on the possibility of the defense playing with just Malcolm Butler, Johnson Bademosi and Jonathan Jones as healthy CBs.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Julio Jones will provide a stern test Sunday to whoever starts in Patriots’ banged-up secondary.
  • Ryan Hannable hears Devin McCourty kind-of-sort-of explain how the Patriots will attempt to stop Julio Jones.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Why New England's defense is wary of Falcons QB Matt Ryan. /See below.
  • Mike Reiss tells us the Patriots are the first team to allow a 300-yard passer in six straight games.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Mailbag: What’s left for Tom Brady to accomplish before retirement?
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Mailbag: Is talent an issue for New England's defense?
  • Michael Hurley tells us what to watch for Sunday night. 1. Backfield, both ways.
  • Murph (SportsXMedia) Monster keys to Patriots-Falcons. 3. Run at them, all day long.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots-Falcons key matchups: Who has the razor’s edge?
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Scouting Report: Atlanta Falcons.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) 5 Reasons why the Patriots will beat the Falcons. 1. Super Bowl LI.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Falcons, like the Patriots are still searching for consistency.
  • The Herald reports the Patriots how the Patriots have fared at home in the Belichick era.
  • Mike D'Abate (Cover32) Top Ten: Most impactful injuries. 6. Julian Edelman. /[sobs].
  • Mike Giardi asserts last offseason's moves changed the team's personality and may have done more harm than good.
  • Tyler Sullivan (247Sports) Tom Brady won’t pick his favorite Super Bowl.
  • Eric Wilbur believes in the Sports Illustrated cover curse and mentions that Tom Brady is now the last man standing.
  • Ray Glier finds that nine months later, Atlanta is still haunted by their Super Bowl collapse.
  • Report (AP) Super Bowl rematch doesn't have a real super look.
  • Jim Lazar finds these two teams too mediocre to have played in the Super Bowl last year, and makes his Week 7 picks. Pats win 34-28. /I see what you did there.


  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) What happened to the Falcons' world-destroying offense?
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The Patriots pass defense is bad at everything.
  • Mike Reiss and Vaughn McClure (ESPN) How Falcons defense, Patriots offense have fallen off since Super Bowl.
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) Patriots defense is trending up, but can be exploited by underperforming Falcons.
  • Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) 7 Keys to victory in Patriots' Week 7 matchup. 1. Commit to the run.
  • NFL Playbook ( Falcons vs. Patriots preview. (3.03 min. video)
  • Reporters ( NFL Notebook: Broncos' struggles, Rob Gronkowski's confidence, DRC's return.
  • Brent Sobleski (Bleacher Report) NFL trade deadline: One player who should be traded from every team. Patriots: Malcolm Butler.
  • David Steele (Sporting News) Week 7 NFL picks. Patriots win 34-28.
  • Dave Dameshek ( Week 7 Spoiler Alert: Patriots top Falcons 34-28.
  • Staff (SI) NFL Week 7 Picks. Five of six pick Patriots.
  • Elliot Harrison ( NFL Week 7 game picks: Patriots over Falcons 30-27.
  • Chris Simms (Bleacher Report) Week 7 NFL picks. Patriots win 28-24.