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New England Patriots links 10/30/18 - Patriots slow-roast Buffalo in prime time

Daily news and links for Tuesday

New England Patriots v Buffalo Bills Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images



  • Kevin Duffy recaps last night’s victory, saying the Patriots did just enough to win, scoring a pair of late touchdowns to put the game away.
  • Mike Reiss writes how the Patriots often talk about complementary football, and last night the defense picked up the struggling offense.
  • Doug Kyed presents his Patriots-Bills post-game takeaways and metrics: Trey Flowers, Stephon Gilmore shine.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Pick-Up Six: Patriots defeat Bills, 25-6.
  • Evan Lazar tells us 10 things we learned from the Pats’ 25-6 win: Pats’ running game disappears without Sony Michel.
  • Ryan Hannable gives us 10 quick thoughts on last night’s win: Brady finished the game 29-for-45 with 324 yards and no touchdowns and no interceptions.
  • Nick O’Malley offers 11 thoughts on the weird win: Tom Brady is nearly a 1000-yard rusher.
  • Matt Dolloff shares some quick-hit Pats-Bills thoughts: Patriots grind out win with defense, timely touchdowns.
  • Tom E. Curran says the feeble Bills were just what the doctor ordered for the ailing Pats’ defense.
  • Andrew Callahan finds the defense showed improvement, but wonders if will it last.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots survive Monday night slugfest, down Buffalo 25-6: 3 Up, 3 Down.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Winners and losers from Patriots’ bizarre win over Bills.
  • Doug Kyed highlight how Devin McCourty disproves critics with his blazing fast pick six.
  • Phil Perry describes how Devin McCourty baited the Bills into throwing the game-clinching pick-six.
  • Doug Kyed details Kyle Van Noy exploding for a big game in Buffalo.
  • Karen Guregian points out how the Patriots’ running game was off last night.
  • Zack Cox mentions Cordarrelle Patterson stepping up at running back for the shorthanded Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss notes that Josh Gordon started last night despite a report that he would be kept off the field for about a quarter because of tardiness. Gordon declined to address it and Belichick answered that the reporter would “have to talk to whoever wrote that.”
  • Ryan Hannable talks about the trade deadline and how last night’s win highlights the Pats’ needs.
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Trade winds might blow this week.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Julian Edelman, James White carry sluggish offense vs. Bills.
  • Meredith Perri notes Tom Brady refers to his block for Julian Edelman as ‘more like a speed bump’.
  • Ryan Hannable reports Bill Belichick and Tom Brady both gave post-game shout-outs to the Red Sox after their World Series win.


  • NFL Game Center ( Patriots at Bills: Recap, stats, highlights.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Bills vs. Patriots takeaways: Pats surge late vs. upstart underdogs for easy road win.
  • Alex Mansanarez (Sporting News) Three takeaways from the Patriots’ win over the Bills.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Patriots win 25-6 as Derek Anderson leaves late with injury.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Devin McCourty gets pick-six to ice game.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick on Josh Gordon: “No idea” about discipline report.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Josh Gordon starts Monday night’s game.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Dysfunction in Cleveland that preceded Jackson and Haley firings; Rumors ahead of trade deadline.
  • Staff (The Ringer) Doug Flutie will be a Bill again, Julio Jones won’t find the end zone, and other bold NFL second-half predictions.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) Consider these 3 possible Browns coaching candidates: Josh McDaniels, Lincoln Riley and Dabo Swinney.


  • Sal Maiorana (Democrat & Chronicle) Just another night of misery for the Bills against the Patriots.
  • Chuck Pollock (Olean Times Herald) Bills embarrassed late in Monday Night spotlight.
  • Kyle Silagyl (BuffaloBills) Game Recap: Pats halt the Bills on Monday Night Football.
  • Leo Roth (Democrat & Chronicle) From overdoing the wildcat to Anderson’s pick-6, Bills give us Monday Madness.
  • Vic Carucci (Buffalo News) Bills’ inept offense rears ugly head once again.
  • Joe Buscaglia (WKBW Buffalo) 7 observations from Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots: 1. Another defensive gem wasted.
  • Jay Skurski (Buffalo News) Observations: Bills defense puts up fight against Tom Brady and Co.
  • Chris Brown (BuffaloBills) Top 3 things we learned from Bills-Pats: 1. Third-down defense kept Bills in the game.
  • Thad Brown (RochersterFirst) Bills Decompress: What a waste.
  • Dan Fetes (RochersterFirst) The Bills’ Monday night misery continues.
  • Matt Parrino (NYUpstate) Bills vs. Patriots in Week 8: Buffalo’s upset bid falls apart (11 observations).
  • Sal Maiorana (Democrat & Chronicle) LeSean McCoy is powerless to fix a Bills offense that is beyond repair