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New England Patriots links 11/21/17 - Dion Lewis back to ankle-breaking form

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NFL: New England Patriots at Oakland Raiders
Lewis leaves defender in the dust, floats into end zone
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  • Mike Reiss spotlights the challenge for the Patriots this week: how well they recover from an 'exhausting' 10-day, three-leg trip and are ready to go again on Wednesday.
  • Doug Kyed's Patriots-Raiders Film Review: How New England forced costly mistakes.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Brady, Patriots defense shine in blowout of Raiders in Mexico City.
  • Michael Hurley serves up some leftover Patriots thoughts: Dion Lewis is just ridiculous. /Worth it for the screenshots alone.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) Knee Jerk Reactions to Week 11: Patriots vs. Raiders. "’s important that every so often we get exposed to average coaching, just so we can fully appreciate how good we have it."
  • Nick O'Malley gives us the Patriots blowout of the Raiders by the numbers.
  • Mike Reiss highlights Bill Belichick's explanation as to why he isn't "in any big rush" to return to Mexico City, "It took a lot out of us."
  • CBS Boston reports Tom Brady leads the NFL in passer rating and passing yards through Week 11.
  • Kevin Duffy calls attention to how Dion Lewis is looking more explosive each week. Pro Football Focus: Lewis forced 9 missed tackles & racked up 88 yards from scrimmage on 14 touches vs. Oakland.
  • Phil Perry details the productive Brady-to-Cooks deep-ball combo.
  • Jeff Howe says "Brandin Cooks digs the long ball," and adds that he's been Brady’s most effective target at producing points this season.
  • Mike Reiss re-posts an Instagram from Brandin Cooks conveying how happy he is happy with New England. Cooks has impressed Bill Belichick with his drive and unselfish play.
  • Zack Cox highlights the play of Marquis Flowers and how the little-known linebacker made the most of his larger role on Sunday.
  • Adam Kurkjian Patriots Notebook: As AFC East leaders roll on, Dolphins and rest of division hit skids.
  • Kevin Duffy looks at the AFC playoff picture: Patriots vs. Steelers showdown looms, could decide home field advantage.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) Which division is the best in the AFC?
  • Ron Borges was in a Thanksgiving mood with his Week 11 Patriots Report Card: It just keeps getting better. Even an ‘A’ for Belichick.
  • Danny Cox Patriots Team Grades: Brady and the Pats dominate Raiders in Mexico City.
  • Nick O'Malley puts together an NFL Thanksgiving viewing guide: Which games should you watch, and when should you take a nap on the couch.
  • Mark Farinella writes about Terry Glenn, a gifted but polarizing figure for the Patriots.
  • Podcast: One Patriots Place, with Steve Balestrieri & Thomas Murphy, a weekly look at Patriots News, featuring the best Patriots insiders from around the NFL. Guest: Matt Chatham. (58.33 min.)