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New England Patriots links 11/12/18 - Grand OL’ Ugly in Nashville

Daily news and links for Monday

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New England Patriots v Tennessee Titans
Cordarrelle Patterson’s expression says it all
Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images



  • Karen Guregian details how the Patriots ugly side was exposed heading into the bye.
  • Kevin Duffy recaps the steamrolling from yesterday. /Not enough coffee in the world this morning.’
  • DJ Bean details the Titans’ domination over the Pats.
  • Doug Kyed calls it a lifeless loss and looks at what went wrong: 1. No protection.
  • Tom E. Curran writes how personal this game was (similar to the Lions game in Week 3) “The way the Patriots and Belichick loom in the lives of people who leave means Daddy Issues are a common ailment among them.”
  • Zack Cox says while it’s not unusual for the Pats to lay an egg like this, it is unusual for them to do it in November.
  • Doug Kyed gives his his Pats-Titans takeaways and metrics: Where did the pass rush go?
  • Evan Lazar tells us ten things we learned from the Pats’ loss: 1. Tom Brady’s performance cause for concern?
  • Phil Perry gives us five takeaways from Pats-Titans: Gilmore on the wrong end of matchup with Davis.
  • Ryan Hannable fires off ten quick thoughts on an ugly loss: 9. New England lost two players due to injury in the game — Trent Brown (back) and Dwayne Allen (knee). This created major issues up front as the line came in without starting RG Shaq Mason.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Patriots hit sour notes in Music City, fall to Titans 34-10.
  • Ryan Hannable is more puzzled by this defeat than others in a long time.
  • Karen Guregian points out it was Stephon Gilmore who got picked on yesterday, not Malcolm Butler.
  • Phil Perry observes the players seemed almost speechless after the game.
  • Mike Reiss explains how the Patriots hopes for a top playoff seed were hurt by the loss.
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Dion Lewis takes ‘cheap’ shot at Patriots; More.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Corey Davis ends Stephon Gilmore’s reign of dominance.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Tom Brady post game, saying he wants to see more urgency from the team.
  • Doug Kyed tells us what Bill Belichick’s message to Malcolm Butler was before and after the game.
  • Alex Reimer finds that Dan Fouts’ terrible announcing was a befitting soundtrack to the Patriots’ performance in Tennessee Sunday. The bumbling color man was the only person in the stadium who struggled more than Tom Brady.” /Fouts really was just awful.