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New England Patriots links 11/26/18 - Healthy Gronk + run game fuels entire offense in 27-13 win

Daily news and links for Monday

New England Patriots v New York Jets
Julian Edelman dives into the end zone for a 3rd-quarter physical touchdown
Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images



  • Mike Petraglia recaps the 27-13 win over the Jets: Patriots pile up nearly 500 yards of offense and get big games from Rob Gronkowski & Sony Michel.
  • Kevin Duffy writes that the story for the Patriots was their renewed offensive balance. Sony Michel had the best game of his career and the trio of Gronkowski, Edelman and Gordon combined for 12 receptions for 210 yards and two scores.
  • Tom E. Curran grudgingly acknowledges the Patriots are somehow finding ways to win, even though they are flawed, vulnerable, and not the team they used to be.
  • Karen Guregian finds it no coincidence that when Sony Michel (21/133, TD) and James White (8/70) are effective running the football, the passing game is that much better.
  • Mike Reiss suggests the key to the Patriots’ championship hopes just might be Sony Michel.
  • Evan Lazar tells us ten things we learned Sunday: 1. Tom Brady bounces back after rough performance in Tennessee.
  • Doug Kyed gives us his Pats-Jets takeaways & metrics: Shawn Hochuli and his officiating crew didn’t do Sony Michel any favors Sunday.
  • Ryan Hannable offers 10 quick thoughts from an up-and-down win on the road. 1. While game was closer than expected, for whatever reason the Jets always seem to give the Pats a game at Metlife.
  • Devon Clements (PatriotsWire) 5 takeaways from Patriots 27-13 win over the Jets. 1. The bye week didn’t fix anything. /Hm...
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Back in the New York groove: Patriots top Jets 27-13.
  • DJ Bean posts his Must-read recap: Pats run roughshod over Jets at MetLife.
  • Ryan Hannable still doesn’t know what the 2018 Patriots’ identity is after Week 12.
  • Tom E. Curran likens the defense to a boa constrictor that lets things hang around and kills them slowly rather than really fast.
  • Ryan Hannable notes the Patriots saw Sunday’s game vs. the Jets as a ‘must-win’.
  • Tom Keegan finds it obvious that the thrill of the moment hasn’t gotten old for Tom Brady.
  • Andrew Callahan looks at Tom Brady’s rebound performance yesterday, completing 21 of 30 passes for 283 yards and 2 TDs. He connected with eight different receivers.
  • Ryan Hannable says for the first time in 27 days Rob Gronkowski was on the game field and his teammates raved about his return.
  • Kevin Duffy highlights how Rob Gronkowski was back in the zone against the Jets.
  • Matt Vautour points out that reports of Rob Gronkowski’s demise were premature.
  • Doug Kyed talks up Trey Flowers and Stephon Gilmore, from Sunday’s bounce-back win.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Deatrich Wise calls Trey Flowers ‘the best defensive end in the league’.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Tom Brady downplays ‘scrape,’ addresses practice absence; More.
  • Andrew Callahan updates the Patriots playoff picture.
  • Alex Reimer reviews bumbling color man Dan Fouts’ call of Pats-Jets Sunday, noting that while Sony Michel dominated, Fouts kept saying the Patriots were getting ‘nothing’ out of the running game.