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New England Patriots links 11/19/18 - Patriots say bye to the Bye; It’s a back-to-work Monday

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New England Patriots v Detroit Lions
Rex Burkhead will be a welcome return to the field
Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images



  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: If Rex Burkhead and Rob Gronkowski are back and healthy, the Patriots could be ready to kick their offense into another gear.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Sunday news, AFC East notes: Areas that need improving down the stretch; Getting Rob Gronkowski and Rex Burkhead back and healthy for a stretch run will do wonders; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Plenty of reasons to feel good about Patriots heading into final 6 games.
  • Doug Kyed shows us the Patriots post-bye depth chart: Where do Duke Dawson and Obi Melifonwu fit in?
  • Phil Perry takes a stab at the Patriots’ bye week checklist.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) 7 Things the Patriots need to fix during the Bye week: 1. Get better on special teams.
  • Tom E. Curran explains why he thinks the key to the rest of the Patriots’ season are Sony Michel’s legs.
  • Kevin Duffy thumbnails five guys primed to break out for the Pats: 1. Rex Burkhead.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Why Rob Gronkowski is poised for a dominant final stretch.
  • Ryan Hannable points out how the Week 11 games impacted the Patriots while they were off.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Patriots ‘haters’ delighting in ‘drinking the sand?’ Tread lightly.
  • Nick O’Malley issues his Patriots midseason report card: Is New England a Super Bowl contender with this roster?
  • Brent Schwartz (PatriotsWire) Why James White is the Patriots’ midseason MVP.
  • Jordy McElroy (PatriotsWire) Looking at the Patriots five biggest strengths: 1. Quarterback.
  • Matt Vautour is talking Tom Brady’s replacement and wondering which college quarterbacks could the Patriots draft in 2019.
  • Ross Gienieczko catches up with James Develin, who is proud in his role as ‘battering ram’.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notes: Patriots need Gronk to be Gronk.
  • Mike Reiss informs us Stephen Gostkowski, Ted Karras and Joe Thuney are all pursuing MBAs, taking advantage of the NFLPA reimbursing tuition fees.
  • John Anderson sums up everything you need to know about Week 11 in the NFL.