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New England Patriots links 11/03/17 - Running backs speed up in the passing lane

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  • Mike Reiss takes a mid-season look at how the RB snaps have been distributed this season, and notes Ivan Fears says Mike Gillislee could get more work soon in short yardage situations.
  • Keith Pearson focuses on the success of the Patriots running backs in the passing game.
  • Ian Glendon (Cover32) Tom Brady continues to raise the bar for quarterback play.
  • Jeff Howe discusses how the defense continues to rebuild and says they've already started adding more complex assignments.
  • Zack Cox wonders how the secondary will respond once Stephon Gilmore and Eric Rowe return.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Pats make no more moves at the trade deadline: What about the edge?
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Film review - Three plays that defined the Patriots vs. Chargers: Offense and Defense.
  • Mike Reiss notes Tom Brady is enjoying talking football and different offenses with Brian Hoyer, who has played with six teams since he left New England.
  • Mike Reiss details the breakdown for Brian Hoyer's three-year contract with the Patriots.
  • Tom E. Curran, Mike Giardi and Phil Perry post their Patriots Midseason Awards, Part One.
  • Alex Reimer believes that with Texans QB Deshaun Watson on IR, that officially moves the Texans out of the Patriots' way.
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Mailbag: Why were 49ers perfect Jimmy Garoppolo trade partners?
  • Joshua Schrock posts Tom Brady's Throwback Thursday Instagram, of a young Brady looking pretty suave in a tuxedo.
  • Jim Lazar goes through the list of backup QBs who have come and gone while Tom Brady simply takes the football and never lets anyone else play. Week 9 picks.