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New England Patriots links 10/16/18 - Tom Brady, Patriots carving out NFL records

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Kansas City Chiefs v New England Patriots
Tom Brady celebrates with Sony Michel
Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images


  • Erik Scalavino breaks down the Pats-Chiefs film, quarter-by-quarter and offers his thoughts: It’s becoming quite clear that the Patriots like what they see in Josh Gordon...
  • John Rooke’s View from Above: Other than the score, these numbers have meaning.
  • Angelique Fiske reports the Bill Belichick Foundation’s fifth annual Hall of Fame Huddle proved to yet again bring out big names, candid moments and a crowd for a good cause.
  • Locker room celebration following the win over the Chiefs. (1.12 min. video)
  • Media Availability: Rob Gronkowski (3.07 min. video)
  • WEEI Patriots Monday: Tom Brady (10.20 min.) - Bill Belichick (18.53 min.)


  • Evan Lazar’s Advanced Stats Report: Tom Brady, Patriots O-Line leads the way in win over Chiefs; More.
  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots-Chiefs film review: How offense looks with Gordon as starter.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots film review: Four bad plays.
  • Michael Hurley spotlights the Patriots earning their 218th regular-season win since the year 2000, the most wins in consecutive decades in NFL history.
  • Evan Lazar tells us ten things we learned from Patriots’ 43-40 win over Chiefs: 1. Tom Brady’s 43rd game-winning drive was vintage Patriots.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) 5 Things we learned from the Patriots win over the Chiefs: 1. Michel establishing himself as a solid NFL back.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Balanced Pats show they can play with anyone.
  • Bill Burt finds that six weeks in, Brady and the Patriots are back where they belong and AFC order is restored.
  • Andrew Callahan says Sunday night shows the AFC still runs through Foxborough.
  • Phil Perry calls it a tale of two halves for the secondary vs. the explosive Chiefs offense.
  • Sean T. McGuire recaps the shootout at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night with 41-year-old QB Tom Brady again crowned sheriff.
  • Dave Brown reports the Patriots defeated the worst unstoppable behemoth in the NFL on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium.
  • Michael Hurley serves up some still-warm leftover Patriots thoughts: Tom Brady helps author incredible night in Boston sports; More.
  • Tom E. Curran thinks Josh McDaniels ‘pulled all the right levers’ all night.
  • Tom E. Curran was pleased that referee John Hussey’s crew was refreshingly out of the limelight Sunday night.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) Knee jerk reactions to Patriots vs. Chiefs: Generally speaking, I thought the Patriots big plays on offense were a result of them creating mismatches, winning the one-on-one battles and just being more physical than KC’s defense. Whereas the Chiefs’ big plays were more breakdowns by New England.
  • Mike Reiss takes time to consider what Brady accomplished Sunday night and how he is still carving out his place in the NFL’s record books.
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Even Tom Brady knew Tyreek Hill scored that game-tying TD too quickly.
  • Zack Cox points out Tom Brady is inching towards the 1,000 rushing yards mark.
  • Mike Reiss notes Josh Gordon’s elevation on the depth chart is Phillip Dorsett’s loss.
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Sony Michel could be the greatest rookie RB in Patriots history.
  • Andrew Callahan puts the focus on how Rob Gronkowski stepped up big time.
  • Zack Cox relays Rob Gronkowski on his game-breaking catch.
  • Logan Mullen notes Bill Belichick is a big fan of Stephen Gostkowski.
  • Ross Gienieczko mentions Sony Michel, Chris Hogan and Stephen Gostkowski all earned praise from Bill Belichick.
  • Kevin Duffy issues his Week 6 Patriots Report Card: Gold stars for some, red pen for others.
  • Phil Perry also grades the Patriots after Week 6: Offense aces test, defense...not so much.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Week 6 Report Card, Defensive line needs theirs signed by a parent.
  • Nick O’Malley turns in his Pats-Chiefs Report Card: Who got an A on season’s hardest test?
  • Alex Reimer notes that while the Patriots won the ratings battle over the Red Sox, they saw their audience take a bigger hit.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) Does Tom Brady lead the league in roughing the passer calls? /Handy dandy internet argument reference page.
  • Ross Gienieczko Patriots Notebook: Chris Hogan makes contributions.
  • Joshua Schrock notes ESPN’s Rex Ryan went on “Get Up!” on Monday and positively gushed about Brady, Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels.


  • Terez Paylor (Yahoo! Sports) Patrick Mahomes-Tom Brady sequel looks destined to happen in playoffs – ‘We’ll see these cats again’.
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady thinks Patriots offense can get even better.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Chiefs’ defense on pace to allow most yards in NFL history.
  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Monday Morning Digest: What to make of the NFL’s most mysterious teams.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Todd Gurley still the engine of the Rams’ offense, Why Adam Thielen is so hard to cover.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 Things we learned from Week 6 of the 2018 NFL season. 6. Tom Brady became the first quarterback in the NFL’s 99 years to win 200 regular-season games.
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) NFL Week 6 Blunders: Matt Nagy gets conservative vs. Dolphins, Andy Reid settles for FGs against Pats.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) NFL Week 6 winners, losers.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL continues to generate record points, touchdowns.
  • Jenny Vrentas (SI) Why do NFL defenses stink?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Sunday Night Football ties highest Week Six rating ever for NBC.
  • Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) NFL team grades for Week 6. Patriots B-, Chiefs C.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 6 Grades. Patriots A-, Chiefs B.
  • Mike Jones (USA Today) For Chiefs, getting revenge on Patriots is within reach but will require growth.
  • Adam Schein ( Schein Nine: Teams that suffered brutal Week 6 losses.
  • Michael McCann (SI) Examining the legal consequences for the fan who threw beer at Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill.