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New England Patriots links 8/31/17 - Preseason finale: Patriots vs. Giants

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Daily news and links for Thursday

NFL: New England Patriots at Houston Texans
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NATIONAL NEWS

  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) 10 Weird NFL stats from 2016 that could help explain 2017.
  • Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) Patriots: Final predictions for 53-man roster cuts.
  • Cynthia Frelund (NFL.com) Game theory season preview: New England Patriots. (1.26 min. video)
  • Staff (NFL.com) 2017 AFC playoff predictions: Texans, Titans to battle for South.
  • Jeremy Bergman (NFL.com) What to watch for in Week 4 of NFL preseason.
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) The strange life of an NFL team's QB of the future - and the guy starting ahead of him.
  • Michael Lombardi (The Ringer) Michael Lombardi’s Rules of Football.
  • Brandon Thorn (Inside the Pylon) Top two Offensive Lines in football.
  • Brandon Thorn (Inside the Pylon) 2017 NFL OL outlook: Rounding out the top 5 offensive lines.
  • Daniel Nestor (Inside the Pylon) The Patriots Bend but Don’t Break Defense: Myth or reality? [From Feb. 1, 2017].
  • Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (USA Today) What's next for 10 standout players of NFL preseason.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) ‘Hard Knocks’ wants us to know that NFL players have personalities. But the series doesn't always commit to showing us the whole picture.
  • Daniel Popper (NY Daily News) Tony Romo considered joining Jets during offseason.
  • Staff (TMZ) Eddie George: 'Tom Brady is severely underpaid' ... deserves more than Stafford!
  • Tadd Haislop (Sporting News) 'Madden' cover athletes since 2000: From Eddie George to Tom Brady. /Yep, another slideshow.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) FOX will use six-second commercials on NFL broadcasts.
  • Staff (ESPN) Merriam-Webster's dictionary throws shade after Colts, Titans, Vikings get into Twitter spat.

DUMPSTER DIVE

  • Mark Maske (Washington Post) Vontaze Burfict’s suspension reduced from five to three games. It was cut on appeal by hearing officer James Thrash.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Colin Kaepernick blackball? Four NFL team execs explain why that theory doesn't stand up.
  • Curtis Crabtree (ProFootballTalk) Report: NFL investigating Jarvis Landry domestic incident.