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New England Patriots links 10/09/17 - Pats-Jets week yap starts early

Daily news and links for Monday

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  • Don Banks Week 5 Snap Judgments: Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an ultra-competitive Week 5.
  • Tilted: Jimmy Garoppolo on his favorite baseball team, his mom's cooking and one famous person he would change places with. (2.11 min. video)
  • Patriots Video: Roger Clemens and his son Kacy hang with Mr. Kraft prior to Thursday night's game in Tampa. (37 sec. video)


  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Quick turnaround for game might end up costing Rob Gronkowski millions.
  • Ryan Hannable shares 5 Patriots-related thoughts from Sunday's NFL action: Perhaps the AFC East will be more competitive than we gave it credit for.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Sunday news, AFC East notes: Run defense wasn't as bad as first glance.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) What lies ahead: After tough start, hard to bury this Patriots team just yet.
  • Jeff Howe quotes Jerod Mayo's "ugly wins are more attractive than pretty losses" philosophy and points out 3 things the team will like, and 3 they won't, on film-review Monday.
  • Doug Kyed re-sets the depth chart: Safety snaps being reshuffled.
  • Mike Reiss reports Brandin Cooks used his weekend off to check off an item from his bucket list, visiting Fenway Park for the Red Sox's Game 3 win.
  • Ron Borges issues his Patriots Week 5 Report Card: Dion Lewis 'added pep to the team's step'.
  • Kevin Duffy reports the playing surface at Gillette Stadium is still 'not good'. The softness of the new field poses a potential injury risk for players.


  • Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) Winners and losers of Patriots' Week 5 performance.
  • Staff (Bleacher Report) Milestones: Tom Brady posting historic passing numbers through 5 weeks.
  • Manish Mehta (NY Daily News) Are Jets actually good enough to beat the Patriots and take over first place in the AFC East?
  • Brian Costello (NY Post) We’re about to find out if stunning Jets are a mirage.
  • Brian Costello (NY Post) Jets incredibly keep winning, with the real test up next.
  • Rich Cimini (ESPN) Now it gets real: Surprising Jets face Patriots with plenty to fix.
  • Around the NFL ( What we learned from Sunday's Week 5 games.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL Week 5 Notebook: Cutler's ineptitude leaves Dolphins fans wanting Moore.
  • Peter King (SI) Monday Morning QB: NFL Week 5 had it all, and then some.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Sunday Freakout: The heroics of Aaron Rodgers and Earl Thomas, Big Ben bombs, Odell Beckham goes down again.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) 40 things we learned in Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) The Jets aren’t tanking, and other Week Five thoughts.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 5 Grades: Steelers get an 'F' after Roethlisberger melts down vs. Jaguars.
  • Gary Davenport (Bleacher Report) NFL Team Grades for Week 5. Pats C+.
  • Highlights ( Watch the Jaguars pick off Ben Roethlisberger five times Sunday. (1.30 min. video) /Just for fun.


  • Armando Salguero (Miami Herald) Miami Dolphins investigating incriminating video of offensive line coach Chris Foerste.
  • Adam H. Beasley (Miami Herald) Vegas dancer explains why she posted video of Dolphins assistant snorting powder.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Indy crowd boos Goodell at Peyton Manning statue unveiling.