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New England Patriots links 9/18/17 - Patriots win earns A+ for attitude adjustment

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  • Mike Reiss recaps Sunday's action: Tom Brady's 447-yard, three-TD masterpiece has the Patriots looking like the Patriots again in a win over the Saints.
  • Jeff Howe recaps how the Patriots coasted past the Saints yesterday, 36-20: 'Arrangements for the Patriots’ funeral were decidedly premature'.
  • Doug Kyed points out the Patriots got the attitude adjustment they were looking for Sunday.
  • Zack Cox says James White's big day vs. the Saints highlights the Pats' offensive creativity.
  • Joseph Halm calls Brandin Cooks' return to New Orleans not statistically significant, but still successful.
  • Ryan Hannable shares 10 observations from Sunday's bounce back win: 1. Brady and the offense were on its game after a subpar Week 1 performance.
  • Hayden Bird picks three pivotal plays from the Patriots' victory in New Orleans: 1. Improvisation leads to a big (Gronk) play.
  • Phil Perry gives five quick thoughts from Sunday: Tom Brady calling out the team after Week 1, for their attitude and energy, seemed to work.
  • Casey Bannon gives us 5 takeaways from the win: 1. Inspired Tom Brady is the best Tom Brady.
  • Mike Reiss talks about how the Pats defense is giving up big plays at an uncharacteristic rate.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Tom Brady on WEEI, detailing exactly how complex the Patriots offense is.
  • Mark Daniels reports Bill Belichick was not happy with the communication issues the coaches had vs. the Saints.
  • Doug Kyed hears Eric Rowe explain why he started over Malcolm Butler: "I think it was just [a switch] for me to get some reps on the outside.”
  • Kevin Duffy analyzes why Malcolm Butler wasn't a part of the team's base defense.
  • Karen Guregian notes the defense bends but doesn't break in New Orleans.
  • Dave Brown explains why we should all give the Patriots defense a minute to find itself. /Posted before the game, but still a good read.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) What it's like to study film with Bill Belichick.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Jonathan Jones comes through in the clutch vs. Saints.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski has big receiving day but leaves game with groin injury.
  • Ian Glendon (Cover32) Patriots roll to a 16-point victory over the Saints.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Pats Posits: 1-1 and we’re back having fun!
  • Mike Reiss tallies the snaps and analyzes what stood out to him from Sunday: Pats spent much of their win against the Saints in a "big nickel" defense with three safeties, shaking up the playing time for a few players.
  • Tom E. Curran says the steady stream of injured players filing in and out of the Big Blue Tent gives him pause about where things are headed for the Pats.
  • Nicole Yang thumbnails all the Patriots who received medical attention yesterday.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Watch Rob Gronkowski rumble in for long TD reception.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Tom Brady heard the Patriots fans' chants in the 4th quarter.
  • Phil Perry details how Tom Brady was persuasive in his arguments to officials that the Saints defense had 12 players on the field.
  • Tom E. Curran highlights the Best and Worst from Pats-Saints.
  • Mike Reiss looks at who's Up and who's Down after the win.
  • Matthew Geagan takes a look at what went right, and what went wrong in New Orleans.
  • Mike Reiss posts some quick-hit weekend thoughts: After initial optimism, awaiting more clarity on Dont'a Hightower's injury.


  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) With this Tom Brady, Patriots' offense more unpredictable than ever.
  • Nancy Armour (USA Today) Vintage Tom Brady helps Patriots rebound in 36-20 rout of Saints.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) Refocused: New England Patriots 36, New Orleans Saints 20.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) Tom Brady roared back against the Saints.
  • Brett Martel (AP Pro32) Patriots right ship with democratic game plan vs. Saints.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady sets record for three TD, no INT games.
  • Sean Tomlinson (Bleacher Report) Is Patriots' season in trouble despite return to dominant form?
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Patriots win easily and painfully.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Gronk’s assessment of his groin injury may be premature. /Or it may be on point, right?.
  • Highlights ( Patriots vs. Saints. (3.26 min. video)
  • Peter King (SI) Monday Morning QB: Marshawn Lynch dances for Oakland; Slighted Raiders fans join the party.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Sunday FreakOut: Siemian becomes what the Broncos need, Patriots are back, 2-0 Panthers are not for real.
  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Monday Morning Digest: Broncos, Patriots on the bright side of awful Week 2.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Sorting the Sunday Pile, Week 2: Broncos, Chiefs notch big wins for stacked AFC West.
  • Dan Wolken (USA Today) 40 things we learned in Week 2 of the 2017 NFL season.
  • Around the NFL ( Forty-two things we learned from Week 2 in NFL: Tom Brady's response to an uneven Week 1 was perhaps the best first quarter of his career.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 2 Grades: 'A' for contending Patriots, 'D' for blown-out Cowboys.
  • Dan Hanzus ( Tony Romo continues his fortune-telling act for CBS.


  • Jeff Duncan (Times-Picayune) 10 things we learned from the Saints' 36-20 loss to the Patriots.
  • Josh Katzenstein (Times-Picayune) Saints defense exposed again in 36-20 loss to Patriots.
  • Herbie Teope (Times-Picayune) Saints' defense plagued by self-inflicted wounds vs. Patriots.
  • John DeShazier (NewOrleansSaints) Saints need to play complimentary football.
  • Amos Morale III (Times-Picayune) Tom Brady: 'Brady' chants in Superdome 'a great way to end the game'.
  • Amos Morale III (Times-Picayune) Ex-Saint Brandin Cooks treats return to New Orleans as 'another away game'.
  • Josh Katzenstein (Times-Picayune) September stumbles: Saints start 0-2 for fourth season in a row.
  • Jeff Duncan (Times-Picayune) Sean Payton faces greatest challenge in coaching career to turn around these Saints.