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New England Patriots links 9/07/17 - Football is back, baby! Pats ‘still chasing it’

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Daily news and links for Thursday

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  • Albert Breer (SI) The unprecedented expectations of the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots.
  • Dan Wetzel (Yahoo! Sports) Bill Belichick, Patriots have plenty of reasons to laugh at the NFL.
  • Staff (ESPN) Mega NFL preview: New England Patriots. "Anything less than a Super Bowl repeat would be a disappointment for the Patriots."
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) Patriots won't say it, but right ingredients could place them on path to perfection.
  • Matt Bowen (ESPN) Four plays that show why these Patriots are hard to stop.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) Six games that could be potholes for Patriots in 2017.
  • Mark Maske (Washington Post) Can the Chiefs spoil the Patriots’ march to 19-0 before it begins? Yes, actually.
  • Staff (ESPN Stats & Info) Tom Brady will face many obstacles against Chiefs.
  • Ross Tucker (Sports on Earth) Bold predictions for the 2017 NFL season. 1. This is Tom Brady's last season in New England.
  • Kristiopher Knox (Bleacher Report) Previewing New England's Week 1 matchup with Kansas City Chiefs. Prediction: Pats 34-25.
  • Conor Orr ( Gronk: Pats need 'whole offense' to replace Edelman.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The NFL season opens with some hideous QB matchups.
  • Peter King (SI) Tom Brady on the making of the comeback, his future, and why he doesn't have a grudge against Roger Goodell.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( Watchability rankings: Chargers high ahead of Week 1. Pats second.
  • Kenneth Arthur (Sports on Earth) Best players at each NFL position. QB: Brady gets honorable mention. TE: Travis Kelce. 4-3 OLB Dont'a Hightower.
  • Albert Breer (SI) The decline of the NFL's read-option offense.
  • Alex Marvez (Sporting News) NFL general managers rarely get the second chances they deserve.
  • Ryan Van Bibber (SB Nation) NFL picks 2017, Week 1: Experts see wins for the Patriots, Packers.
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) Week 1 NFL picks against spread: Pats win 30-17 and cover the spread.
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) 2017 NFL picks: Our expert predictions for Super Bowl, MVP, major awards.
  • Will Leitch (Sports on Earth) State of the NFL (and predictions).
  • Jeff Feyerer (Inside the Pylon) 2017 NFL roster valuation: Season preview.
  • Aaron Schatz (ESPN) Tale of the tape: 2007 Patriots vs. 2017 Patriots.
  • Joe Rodgers (Sporting News) How long will Patriots fans boo Roger Goodell? Oddsmakers release unique Week 1 prop bets.
  • Darren Rovell (ESPN) Bud Light giving away glasses that light up for every Patriots TD all season.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Goodell’s season-opening letter to fans ends with stoking of plausible hope.
  • Marc Lancaster (Sporting News) NFL finds no wrongdoing by Patriots in Tom Brady concussion probe.
  • Cindy Boren (Washington Post) NFL and NFLPA dispute Gisele Bündchen’s diagnosis that Tom Brady had a concussion in 2016.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) The NFL can make a mess out of any situation.
  • Sean Keeley (The Comeback) Americans are concerned about concussions and player protests, but just can’t quit the NFL.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Rex Ryan: Chris Hogan was the one player I didn’t want to lose.
  • Manish Mehta (NY Daily News) Jets fans can only Fantasize about Patriots legend Tom Brady.
  • AP Report (Pro32) Falcons become butt of the joke after Super Bowl collapse.


  • Terez A. Paylor (Kansas City Star) Chiefs game plan: Scouting the New England Patriots.
  • Terez A. Paylor (Kansas City Star) The Chiefs have a four-part attack in store for Patriots QB Tom Brady.
  • Sam Mellinger (Kansas City Star) Chiefs start 2017 at the Patriots, which is a good thing (seriously).
  • Vahe Gregorian (Kansas City Star) Can anyone stop the Patriots? Their coach seems pretty concerned with the Chiefs.
  • Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star) Gronk or Kelce, who ya got? Pats, Chiefs boast two of league’s best tight ends.
  • Vahe Gregorian (Kansas City Star) Why stoic Bill Belichick once used exclamation points to honor Hank Stram.