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New England Patriots links 11/01/18 - Depth charge: Pats plow ahead with stock in store

Daily news and links for Thursday

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Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots
Cordarrelle Patterson runs with the football
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  • Evan Lazar reminds us that Patriots vs. Packers is about more than Brady vs. Rodgers.
  • Karen Guregian is pumped for this game, says it’s a rare matchup and should not be missed.
  • Ryan Hannable notes that Sunday night will be just the second time Bill Belichick has ever coached against Aaron Rodgers as a starter.
  • Tom E. Curran says it’s okay for New Englanders to appreciate Aaron Rodgers’ greatness, even while acknowledging Tom Brady is unquestionable the GOAT.
  • Joshua Schrock hears from the coaching staff how Aaron Rodgers and the Packers present an ‘incredible challange’ for the Patriots defense.
  • Andrew Callahan finds both the Patriots and Packers began preparing for this game last offseason.
  • Andrew Callahan shares what Aaron Rodgers says he’s learned from studying Tom Brady.
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Aaron Rodgers loves Bill Belichick: ‘Anytime I get a chance to be around Coach, it’s an honor’.
  • Kevin Duffy writes this is when when the Pats defense, perpetually labeled as the most likely impediment to a Super Bowl run, rounds into form.
  • Chris Warner (BostonSportsMediaWatch) Patriots Thursday Notes, Bills edition: “Even though the Patriots started the night with all the energy of an LED reading lamp, they played with enough focus into the fourth quarter to outlast the Bills and ride offensive and defensive scores for a 25-6, “a-win-is-a-win” type of victory.”
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski knows score about team’s priorities, is good with wins over touchdowns; More.
  • Mike Reiss notes that without any moves at the trade deadline, reinforcements must now come from within.
  • Tom E. Curran is okay with the Pats standing pat at the trade deadline.
  • Doug Kyed considers the Patriots open roster spot and how they will fill it.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Without a deadline acquisition, Patriots offense in surprisingly tenuous position
  • Doug Kyed talks about how Chris Hogan found his stride after a slow start to the season.
  • Andrew Callahan reveals why Cordarrelle Patterson came to play running back for New England.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Phillip Dorsett opens up about seeing himself in trade rumors at deadline.
  • Michael Hurley points out neither Brady nor Gronk are on pace to achieve their 2018 incentives.
  • Ryan Hannable’s spidey sense is tingling: Rob Gronkowski seems frustrated, irked and was seen “strolling through the locker room walking at a much brisker pace than usual,” but why? Injuries? Lack of production? Loss of explosiveness? What is it?
  • Zack Cox says Gronk sure seems tired of talking about his touchdown drought.
  • CBS Boston reports Stephen Gostkowski was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month.
  • Ryan Hannable mentions Sony Michel was present for the second-straight practice.
  • NESN picks their Patriots midseason awards and superlatives: James White a big winner.
  • Bill Speros writes a piece on the Boston Championship sign kid, who is now 16 years old with 11 parades witnessed. /Hope to see him again this February.
  • NESN posts the Instagram of the Brady-Bundchen family in their Halloween costumes.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Remembering Tedy Bruschi’s football comeback following stroke.