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Brady-to-Cooks almost unfair competition.
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  • Jeff Howe writes, 'These Patriots comebacks never get old. And apparently, neither does Tom Brady.'
  • Mike Reiss recaps how Tom Brady led the Patriots 75 yards into the end zone over the final minutes Sunday -- the 52nd time he's orchestrated a game-winning drive.
  • Karen Guregian says yesterday's last minute comeback shows this season's offense has the will and heart of a champion.
  • Ryan Hannable believes Sunday's game-winning touchdown drive will be the jump-start the team needs to get the season going.
  • Ryan Hannable shares 10 observations from the game: 5. After not the best of starts to the season, cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Malcolm Butler both had solid games.
  • Hector Longo (PatriotsTwo-MinuteDrill) Patriots 36, Texans 33: Texans sideline implodes in final 15 minutes to hand Patriots victory.
  • Michael Hurley explains why he feels Tom Brady’s performance on Sunday might have been the best of his Hall of Fame career.
  • Mark Farinella writes how Brady, 'at his drop-back best' and the Pats saved the best for last again to beat the Texans.
  • Mike Giardi runs down how Tom Brady bailed the Patriots out again.
  • Zack Cox spotlights Brandin Cooks' breakout, showing how dangerous he can be for the Patriots.
  • CBS Boston notes Brandin Cooks 'expected nothing less' from Tom Brady's game-winning pass.
  • Adam Kurkjian highlights how Rob Gronkowski delivers in the clutch. "When all else fails, Rob Gronkowski knows that he can’t."
  • Ryan Hannable reports Rob Gronkowski stayed in to block on a lot of plays yesterday, and why he enjoyed it.
  • Zack Cox notes Danny Amendola says he and the wide receiver group 'all try to channel our inner squirrel' in Julian Edelman's absence.
  • Rich Garven describes how wiped the defense was after the game, the result of the unseasonably hot weather and Texans QB Deshaun Watson.
  • Adam Kurkjian details two plays yesterday, neither of them a pass breakup or interception, that show Malcolm Butler returning to his aggressive, tenacious fighting form.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Stephon Gilmore credits first interception to extra film study.
  • Phil Perry notes Bill Belichick appreciates the fourth-quarter 'situational football' from his team, "It was good," he said. "It was good."
  • Tom E. Curran says that in the end everyone stood because of the game. Players. Coaches. Fans. Together.
  • Doug Kyed gives us the advanced charting stats from Sunday's win, but says this Patriots team might still have more questions than answers.
  • The Boston Herald takes a look at the seven other times Tom Brady eliminated a deficit with a TD pass in the game's final minute to seal a win.
  • Joshua Schrock re-posts the debut of Tom Brady's 'TB Times Comics' after the Pats win over the Texans.
  • Matthew Geagan picks his Ups & Downs from Sunday's dramatic comeback win.
  • Mark Farinella gives us the Hots and Nots from Pats-Texans.
  • Dan Ventura picks out the Best & Worst from yesterday's win.


  • Game Center ( Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots: Recap, stats, highlights.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) Tom Brady did it again: The 40-year-old showed why he’s as good as anyone in the league. /As good as?
  • Peter King (SI) Game-winning catch has Brandin Cooks 'thankful' to be a Patriot.
  • Dan Greene (SI) Three & Out: Takeaways from the Patriots 36–33 win over the Texans.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) NFL Week 3 Sunday FreakOut: Poignant demonstrations, and the games that followed were incredible.
  • Around the NFL ( Forty-two takeaways from Sunday's Week 3 games. Patriots-Texans: 1. What is it about the combination of Houston and Tom Brady that always produces amazing comebacks?
  • Ron Clements (Sporting News) The Blitz Read: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers comebacks highlight wild Week 3.
  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Monday Morning Digest: Making the [on-field] NFL great again.
  • Peter King (SI) Monday Morning QB: NFL commissioner reacts to anthem protests. /Prob. some actual football-related stuff buried in there too.
  • Lindsay H. Jones (USA Today) Takeaways from Week 3 NFL games.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The winners and losers from NFL Week 3. Winner: Exciting NFL games.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) NFL Winners and Losers. Winner: Brandin Cooks.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Patriots hold off Texans as Tom Brady delivers another comeback.
  • Experts (Pro Football Focus) Refocused: New England Patriots 36, Houston Texans 33.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Bill O’Brien on failure to call timeout in waning seconds: I screwed that up.
  • Big Play Highlights ( Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots. (5.51 min. video)
  • Big Play Highlights ( Week 3's wild and crazy endings. (2.30 min. video)
  • Adam Schefter (ESPN) NFLPA asks Patriots to remedy turf issues at Gillette Stadium.