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New England Patriots links 11/27/17 - Patriots shell out costly, seven-sack victory

Daily news and links for another Victory Monday

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  • Mike Reiss notes that on a day of sloppy football with little flow, the Patriots leaned on reliable Rob Gronkowski to help pull them through in a win over the Dolphins.
  • Jeff Howe recaps Sunday's 35-17 win as the Patriots refused to be bullied by their nasty AFC East rivals.
  • Mark Daniels highlights a dominant win over a divisional opponent, but one where multiple Patriots players expressed the need to improve.
  • Phil Perry says it looked like the Dolphins forgot about Trey Flowers, as the Patriots pass-rush came to life with seven sacks on Sunday.
  • Dave Brown writes the Patriots remain unbeaten 'since their season-ending loss to the Panthers on Oct. 1,' and notes it was 'total bust' Stephon Gilmore who helped them win Sunday.
  • Karen Guregian mentions the beating Brady took on Sunday and questions the wisdom of keeping him in the game in the fourth quarter.
  • Zack Cox finds Bill Belichick didn't take kindly to a question about pulling Tom Brady.
  • Ryan Hannable offers 10 quick observations from the Patriots' 7th-straight win: 1. It was a chippy game from the beginning, which is par for the course with the Dolphins.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Lewis, Patriots run over the Dolphins 35-17: Quick observations.
  • Ryan Hannable talks about how the Dolphins tried to bring the Patriots down to their level and failed miserably.
  • Tom E. Curran points out how the Dolphins are light-years behind the Pats, mostly because they keep doing the same stupid things over and over and over again.
  • Ron Borges writes "If yesterday’s Patriots-Dolphins game was a movie, you would have walked out before the popcorn got cold." It wasn't entertaining, but it was costly.
  • Dan Ventura reports Rob Gronkowski set a team record for multiple touchdown games. Last Patriot to hold the record was Randy Moss.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Karras on bad snap: "That's 100 percent my fault."
  • Mark Daniels notes Rex Burkhead is enjoying his elevated role with the Patriots.
  • NIck O'Malley likens the Patriots offense to a Lamborghini held together with duct tape.
  • Mark Daniels hears from Stephon Gilmore who knew that after struggling early, he'd get through it and come out on top.
  • Mike Reiss reports that five days after being signed off the Bills' practice squad, DE Eric Lee came up with four tackles and a sack in his Patriots debut.
  • Phil Perry counts the Patriots lost five players to injury vs. the Dolphins: Nate Ebner (knee), Kyle Van Noy (lower right leg), LaAdrian Waddle (leg), Marquis Flowers (rib) and Trevor Reilly (concussion).
  • Mike Reiss puts Trey Flowers and Nate Ebner at the top of the Patriots' injury concerns.
  • Ryan McNeil (OffTheMonsterSports) It appears Cameron Wake tried to tear Brady's ACL.
  • Mike Reiss notes Tom Brady admits he's 'a little sore' this morning after taking 8 hits from the Dolphins, but said he will be ready to go for Sunday's road game against the Bills.
  • Tom E. Curran says WR Kenny Stills says he spent the game yelling at Tom Brady from the sidelines, and thinks Brady's interception is proof that he rattled him.
  • Mike Reiss updates us with the status of David Andrews, Chris Hogan and Martellus Bennett (pre-game).
  • Steve Buckley notes that with a 17th straight winning season, there is a generation of Patriots fans who know nothing but success.
  • DJ Bean looks at Bill Belichick’s assertion that there are more former Patriots throughout rest of NFL than other teams.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Dion Lewis cracks century mark for first time in his career.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Pass rush finally flourishes in win over Dolphins.
  • Mike Reiss picks his initial Ups and Downs from Sunday's win: Dion Lewis' career-best game and Rob Gronkowski's two touchdowns were highlights.
  • Matthew Geagan picks his Ups & Downs from the win over the Fins.



  • Dave Hyde (Sun-Sentinel) DeVante Parker's non-play the story of Dolphins' awful day.
  • Omar Kelly (Sun-Sentinel) Dolphins outclassed by Patriots as Miami loses fifth straight game.
  • Adam H. Beasley (Miami Herald) Miami Dolphins battered, beaten by New England Patriots in 35-17 drubbing.
  • Alain Poupart (MiamiDolphins) Patriots defeat Dolphins: On a day when the Dolphins lost players to injuries and an ejection, a fake punt set the stage for a frustrating day at Gillette Stadium.
  • Armando Salguero (Miami Herald) Miami Dolphins need to rethink roster, philosophy, coaching staff.
  • Andy Cohen (MiamiDolphins) So hard to overcome these slow starts.
  • Dave Hyde (Sun-Sentinel) Ten thoughts on Dolphins' 35-17 loss to Patriots.
  • John Congemi (MiamiDolphins) 3 Takeaways: Dolphins - Patriots.
  • Adam H. Beasley (Miami Herald) What went wrong for Dolphins on Patriots' fake punt — and who took the blame.
  • Joe Schad (Palm Beach Post) What Miami Dolphins offensive linemen said after Matt Moore sacked 7 times. /What Matt Moore said: “Ouch!”
  • Chris Perkins, Steve Svekis (Sun-Sentinel) Gallery: 20 things we learned in the Miami Dolphins' 35-17 loss to the New England Patriots.
  • Adam H. Beasley (Miami Herald) 'We didn't have sh-- to lose.' Landry disagrees with Gase’s late-game decision.
  • Armando Salguero (Miami Herald) The Dolphins and Patriots faced similar woes. Here is why one team found the solution.
  • Armando Salguero (Miami Herald) Miami Dolphins are the worst team in AFC East.
  • Joe Schad (Palm Beach Post) Have the Miami Dolphins taken a step back under Adam Gase?
  • Jason Lieser and Joe Schad (Palm Beach Post) What went wrong for Dolphins when Patriots burned them on fake punt? (19.29 min. video)