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New England Patriots links 11/14/17 - Defense holds five-straight opponents to 17 points or fewer

Daily news and links for Tuesday

NFL: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos
Patrick Chung with the interception
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  • Doug Kyed Patriots-Broncos Film Review: Assorted thoughts from the blowout victory.
  • Michael Hurley sees Bill Belichick's mad genius on display and serves up some other leftover Patriots thoughts. /Always a good read.
  • Chad Finn offers 41 thoughts from Sunday’s win: The Patriots broke the Broncos and have no reason to fear them anymore.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Pats Posits: Beating the Dead Horses.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Looking Back: Another strange NFL weekend.
  • Mike Reiss mentions Tom Brady is close to another record, this one a little quirky and held by former teammate Vinny Testaverde.
  • Kevin Duffy notes the Pats compiled their most complete effort of the season, with a huge improvement showing on defense, which has held five straight opponents to 17 points or fewer.
  • Jeff Howe considers the cornerback play vs. Denver and says the good outweighed the bad.
  • Kevin Duffy notes the Sunday night provided a glimpse of how the Patriots plan to use Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett together.
  • Mike Reiss notes Bill Belichick says this week at the Air Force Academy provides a 'tremendous opportunity' for the Patriots to spend time in an environment that demands a high level of performance daily.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Despite their record, Oakland now the next roadblock for Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss points out how the players are already enjoying benefits of a week in Colorado Springs.
  • Mike Reiss writes an interesting piece after hearing Dwayne Allen on his touchdown after a struggle to learn the system, and the lesson he learned about self sacrifice.
  • CBS Boston hears from Dwayne Allen, post-game: 'it felt amazing to get that monkey off my back.'
  • Zack Cox talks about how Rex Burkhead is capitalizing on his increased playing time.
  • Nick O'Malley notes Tom Brady had high praise for 'incredible job' O-line did, holding off Von Miller and the Broncos pass rush.
  • Zack Cox highlights the well-deserved praise for James Develin after he bulldozed the Broncos in what may have been his best game yet.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Kyle Van Noy politely shuts down ex-Packer who rips Martellus Bennett.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Patriots not concerned over whether they're best team in NFL.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Patriots tied a team and AFC record of 12 straight road wins. The league mark of 18 was set by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s.
  • CBS Boston notes Bill Belichick ties Tom Landry in NFL career wins, but Belichick gave gave all the credit to his players and coaches throughout the years. /So arrogant!
  • CBS Boston reports Bill Belichick continues his quest for goal-line cameras.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights WEEI guest Bill Belichick: I am not really familiar with Martellus Bennett's situation in Green Bay."
  • Nick O'Malley updates us on some former Patriots and how they're doing with their current teams.
  • Kevin Duffy looks at the AFC playoff picture: Patriots vying for No. 1 seed, but Steelers have favorable schedule.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) Another look at the NFL time zone advantage.
  • Bill Burt compares fans watching the NFL to liking sausages but ignoring how their made, and then proceeds to explain how Martellus Bennett is a sausage. /Huh.
  • Ron Borges issues his Week 10 Patriots Report Card: Team excels in all three areas to 'disembowel the Broncos'.