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New England Patriots links 10/25/17 - Week 6 wrap; Moving on to LA

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  • Karen Guregian points to the effective running game we saw Sunday night, and how tough it is to beat a unit like that with a rotating cast and fresh legs.
  • Mike D'Abate (Cover32) Patriots Week Ahead: Foxboro is about to get Charged up: These bolts can strike.
  • Zack Cox scouts the Chargers: Chargers have been red hot since their 0-4 start.
  • Mike Reiss notes that there's only one QB-TE tandem that ranks ahead of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski when it comes to touchdowns, and they're visiting Sunday.
  • Ryan Hannable mentions how Brandin Cooks is quietly doing a solid job of replacing Julian Edelman.
  • Sam Hollister (PatsPropaganda) The redemption of the 2017 offensive line.
  • Mike Reiss asks Bill Belichick about Johnson Bademosi, who made the most of his opportunity on defense, and what happens when Gilmore and Rowe are healthy?
  • Doug Kyed reviews the play of two-week starting CB Johnson Bademosi - who has been great (emosi) (sorry).
  • Kevin Duffy offers a breakdown of what stood out to him in New England's domination of Atlanta in Week 7. 1. Stuffing Devonta Freeman.
  • Eric Wilbur tells us not to discount the Patriots’ complete effort, even if it was against the broken Falcons.
  • Bob George (PatsFans) Unlike the Falcons, the Patriots know how to close opponents out.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Dominant effort in all phases pushes Patriots past the Falcons 23-7.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Cornerback Johnson Bademosi makes most of a good opportunity.
  • Ron Borges trades his angry red Sharpie for gold stars in his Week 7 Patriots Report Card. Even Belichick earns an A.
  • Mike Reiss notes Tom Brady announced a second book, on Instagram, "Cloudy with a chance of touchdowns".
  • Russ Goldman (PatsFans) Patriots Fourth And Two Podcast: What the "fog" was that from the Patriots? (58 min. podcast)
  • Mike Dussault and Nick Stevens (PatsPropaganda) Patshow #111: A foggy Falcons victory wrap. (51 min. podcast)


  • Adam Kilgore (Washington Post) The Falcons are broken, and the Patriots are the Patriots.
  • Harry Lyles Jr. (SB Nation) Chargers can’t study tape of the Patriots because of fog from ‘Sunday Night Football’.
  • Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) 10-Point Stance: Inside the NFL's pretty normal party culture.
  • Peter King (SI) MMQB Mailbag; Tony Romo reflects on his first two months as a CBS TV analyst.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) What's wrong with five of NFL's most disappointing defenses? Good news/bad news for the Pats.
  • Ross Tucker (Sports on Earth) Fixing the NFL's O-line problem.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Brady then Wentz? Eagles young star in debate as NFL's second-best QB.
  • Marc Sessler ( NFL trade deadline: Seven viable player-team pairings.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) NFL hot seat rankings: Speculation reaches 'fever pitch' for Colts' Chuck Pagano.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) Which NFL team is having the weirdest season?
  • NFL Total Access ( Which bounce-back team is for real after their win in Week 7? (3.51 min. video) Mike Garafolo: Patriots.
  • Dave Dameshek ( The Shek Report: Week 7. (3.08 min. video)
  • Michael Lombardi and Tate Frazier (The Ringer) GM Street: No, the Patriots are not back. (35 min. podcast) /wut?
  • Robert Mays and Kevin Clark (The Ringer) NFL Show - Everyone’s a Contender in 2017: Can the Patriots win the Super Bowl with the league’s worst defense? (1 hour podcast)


  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Broncos didn’t violate rules by using walkie-talkies. /Read below.
  • Staff (KingsofBostonSports) The hypocrisy of the NFL and its fans.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) NFL upholds Marshawn Lynch suspension, Raiders RB to miss Week 8 against Bills. /Lynch didn't bring his knee pads to 345 Park Ave.
  • Alex Putterman (Awful Announcing) TV execs claim over-saturation as cause of NFL ratings drop, want to reduce TNF package.