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New England Patriots links 10/01/18 - Patriots to Dolphins: Get off my lawn

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Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots
Josh Gordon makes his debut
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  • DJ Bean recaps the Pats-Phins bloodbath, and admits the media may have been overrating Miami in its panic over New England’s 1-2 start.
  • Mike Reiss writes the Patriots sent a message that the AFC East still runs through New England.
  • Mike Petraglia says ‘the 38-7 ass-kicking of the Dolphins was exactly what the Patriots needed. A smash-mouth win over a loud mouth Miami team...’
  • Michael Hurley describes how the Patriots took the field on Sunday and did a whole lot more than just win a football game. They restored order.
  • Zack Cox recaps the win, quarter-by-quarter, with highlight gifs.
  • Chad Finn thinks 38 thoughts on the Patriots win: It feels like the proper sports world order has been restored.
  • Zack Cox talks about the offensive resurgence vs. the Dolphins, and Sony Michel’s big role.
  • Doug Kyed resets the expectations for the defense after their dominant showing on Sunday.
  • Andrew Callahan focuses on how the Patriots rebounded, emphasizing physicality on defense and pushing the Dolphins around.
  • Tom E. Curran saw Dont’a Hightower finally looking like Dont’a Hightower.
  • Steven Thompson (DiehardBostonSportsFans) Patriots throttle the Dolphins: Sky is not falling in New England. /Damn straight!.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPress Coverage) Week Four Awakening: Patriots dominate Dolphins 38-7.
  • Evan Lazar tells us 10 things we learned from Sunday’s win. 1. Pats start fast, bury Dolphins with 24 unanswered points in first half.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) 5 Things we learned from the Patriots win over the Dolphins. 1. Defense came up big.
  • Bob George (PatsFans) Patriots restore order, crush Dolphins.
  • Matt Vautour writes, ‘If it was dumb to write the Patriots off after back-to-back bad games, it’s probably just as dumb to declare the ship fixed after just one good one.’
  • Dave Brown piles on the snark after all the hot takes of the past two weeks: Embarrassing draft bust Sony Michel sparks weaponless Patriots in 31-point victory.
  • Doug Kyed reports Josh Gordon breaks his silence and knows Tom Brady is rooting for him, “I love that, and I love the game of football and I think we’re going to mesh just fine.”
  • Mike Reiss looks at Josh Gordon’s debut, that had him and his teammates pleased.
  • Ross Gienieczko looks at how Josh Gordon helps the offense, even without gaudy numbers.
  • Dan Ventura notes Sony Michel earned high praise from Brady and his teammates after breakout performance.
  • Darren Hartwell hears from Dolphins coach Adam Gase, who was surprised by the Patriots’ physicality yesterday.
  • Michael Hurley mentions Rob Gronkowski left the game with an injury to his right ankle, no word yet on status.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Julian Edelman’s imminent return bodes well for the Pats’ improved offense.
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Dolphins Danny Amendola, Brandon Bolden have rough reunion in Foxboro.
  • Doug Kyed highlights the standout players from the Patriots’ Week 4 win.
  • Tom E. Curran picks the Best & Worst from Pats-Phins.
  • Michael Hurley gives us his Four Ups and Four Downs from yesterday.
  • Darren Hartwell points out Tom Brady’s 55-yard TD pass to Cordarrelle Patterson ties Brady with Vinnie Testaverde for the NFL record of the most different TD targets in NFL history in the regular season.
  • Mike Reiss posts some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Patriots tied with NFL high nine players placed on IR.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots News, AFC East Notes: Injuries have hit epidemic proportions for Patriots; More.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Tom Brady replaced his post-win TB Times with Instagram videos.



  • Adam H. Beasley (Miami Herald) Embarrassing! Patriots destroy Dolphins 38-7, restore order in AFC East.
  • Omar Kelly (Sun-Sentinel) No-show in Foxborough, Patriots hand Dolphins first loss of season in 38-7 beatdown.
  • Armando Salguero (Miami Herald) Same old Dolphins: The worst defeat in the Adam Gase era.
  • Dave Hyde (Sun-Sentinel) Commentary: Another year, another Dolphins’ embarrassment in Foxboro.
  • Joe Schad (Palm Beach Post) 5 Instant Takeaways: Miami Dolphins smashed at New England Patriots.
  • Dave Hyde (Sun-Sentinel) Ten thoughts from Dolphins 38-7 loss to Patriots: 1. Stat of the day: Tom Brady is 16-0 in games against the Dolphins at Foxborough. /Worth it to listen to Dave Hyde & Omar Kelly bemoan the butt-kicking in the 3 min. video clip above article.
  • Armando Salguero (Miami Herald) Statement game? Yes, but Miami Dolphins fans won’t like the statement.
  • Cameron Wolfe (ESPN) Embarrassed Dolphins show they aren’t ready to dethrone Patriots.
  • Jason Lieser (Palm Beach Post) Dolphins can’t hang with Patriots in 38-7 loss, but they’ll be fine.
  • Adam H. Beasley (Miami Herald) Patriots maul Dolphins upfront, but the worse news is Miami’s O-line is falling apart.
  • Jason Lieser (Palm Beach Post) Dolphins coach Adam Gase dismayed by Patriots beating his offensive line.
  • John Congemi (MiamiDolphins) Three takeaways from Dolphins-Patriots. 1. Missed opportunity.
  • Joe Schad (Palm Beach Post) Dolphins’ Cam Wake: ‘It’s hard to swallow, a tough pill to swallow.’
  • Adam H.Beasley (Miami Herald) Amendola finally learns the pain of being on a receiving end of drubbing at Gillette.
  • Hal Habib (Palm Beach Post) Dolphins’ report card vs. Patriots: F-F-Flunking in F-F-F-Foxborough.