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New England Patriots links 11/15/17 - Road rage: Patriots shoot for 13th-straight win

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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  • Mike Reiss talks about the Patriots' 'road-field' advantage and how Tom Brady relishes the chance to silence home fans on the road.
  • Matt Dolloff notes the Patriots have dominated their London games and hope to continue that run in Mexico City.
  • Zack Cox takes a look back at the Patriots' previous international games.
  • Evan Lazar says that of the six AFC teams with winning records, the Patriots have the second-toughest schedule remaining, with the Chiefs and Steelers having favorable schedules.
  • Karen Guregian focuses on how the Patriots defense has moved on (as they always do) from all the breakdowns and miscommunication early on.
  • Ryan Hannable doesn't fully trust the Patriots defense yet.
  • Zack Cox sees no rest for the Pats O-line, with Khalil Mack and the Raiders next on the schedule.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Offensive line gets ready for another top notch pass rusher. So far this season, the Patriots have encountered seven players who are ranked in the top 11 in sacks in the NFL.
  • Phil Perry describes how the Patriots are the best team in the league this season when it comes to making opposing defenses look silly.
  • Mike Reiss plugs James Develin for his Pro Bowl caliber play, and later on Twitter says he requested info as to why Develin wasn't included on the ballot.
  • Mike Reiss shares the story of how Bill Belichick had Randy Moss for a sixth-rounder until Al Davis stepped in.
  • Tom E. Curran isn’t surprised to see the haters (i.e. the rest of the NFL) predictably agitated about the Patriots pulling away from the pack, start railing at them for minor issues - like Martellus Bennett.
  • Nick O'Malley passes along the report that there will be no Martygate: NFL confirms Patriots did not tamper with Martellus Bennett.
  • Doug Kyed understands Packers fans are irked by Martellus Bennett's exit from Green Bay and reunion with New England, but Pats did nothing wrong.


  • Adam Maya ( Tom Brady, Cam Newton among Players of the Week.
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Dion Lewis named AFC special teams player of the week.
  • Peter King (SI) MMQB Mailbag; NFC is NFL’s power conference; Adrian Clayborn reborn; Richard Sherman talks injury.
  • Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) What will the Patriots look like in 3 years?
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) The 2017 RedZone Power Rankings. Patriots ranked 7th.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) NBC plans SkyCam-heavy broadcast but will still show some plays from traditional angle.
  • Grant Pardee ( Bill Belichick vs Tom Landry: Sideline comparison.
  • Ed Bouchette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Steelers chat transcript: Q: As currently constructed, can the Steelers really beat the Patriots, especially in January, or is that a pipe dream? A: As currently constructed, yes. As currently playing, no.
  • Dave Dameshek ( The Shek Report: Week 10. (3.11 min. video)
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 11 picks. Patriots roll Raiders in Mexico 34-20.
  • Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) NFL Week 11 Picks: Patriots 31-20.