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New England Patriots links 11/06/18 - Patriots still tricking and treating in November

Daily news and links for Tuesday

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Green Bay Packers v New England Patriots
Julian Edelman winds up for a pass
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images



  • Mike Reiss reminds us of some of the most notable trick/unconventional plays in the Belichick era.
  • Doug Kyed presents his Patriots-Packers Film Review: Is Cordarrelle Patterson a running back now?
  • Evan Lazar’s Advanced Stat Report: Focus on Tom Brady missing open receivers.
  • Mike Reiss believes that at this point, the Patriots defense proved it is a unit worthy of respect and capable of holding up against top competition when it plays up to its potential.
  • Oliver Thomas writes about the Patriots’ defense passing the Aaron Rodgers test.
  • Michael Hurley serves up some still-warm leftover thoughts: Tom Brady writes the perfect ending to the much-hyped Brady-Rodgers showdown.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) Knee jerk reactions to Patriots vs. Packers: First of all, this was as close as we’re ever likely to see of the Patriots defense shutting down an elite passing offense the way they used to in the early days.
  • Mike Dussualt (PatsPropaganda) Pats Posits: Is this just fantasy? /Life is good watching from the luxury box.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Five things we learned from the Pats’ win: Brady finished with the better night.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Stephon Gilmore limited Davante Adams’ to 15 yards on five targets, after entering Sunday with three straight 100-yard receiving games.
  • Zack Cox gives Adrian Clayborn praise for his clutch contributions Sunday night.
  • Matt Dolloff lauds the Patriots pass rush for coming up huge against Aaron Rodgers.
  • Dale Lavine (LastWordOnSports) Cordarrelle Patterson shines in New England Patriots victory over Green Bay Packers.
  • Stephen Hewitt emphasizes that Cordarrelle Patterson in the backfield is no ploy, he excels as a running back.
  • Dave Brown says the off-season negativity was wrong again as Cordarrelle Patterson, the enigmatic square peg the Patriots will never fit into a round hole, has scored touchdowns as a rusher, receiver and a kicker returner this season.
  • Matt Dolloff tells us whose stock is on the rise, or not, after the win over the Packers.
  • Doug Kyed points out how a post game Bill Belichick raved about his team, and that he has good reason to be ‘really proud’ of his team.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Bill Belichick addresses why he doesn’t wear the NFL’s ‘Salute to Service’ gear - because actions speak louder than wearing an NFL-sponored sweatshirt.
  • Lauren Campbell notes Belichick is happy his team is done with night games this season.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) Which phase of the game is suddenly a struggle for the Patriots?
  • Alex Reimer reports Pats-Pack drew the highest Week 9 rating in Sunday Night Football’ history on NBC.
  • Alex Reimer sums up the current starting QBs for rest of the AFC East as hot garbage.
  • Karen Guregian and Ross Gienieczko Patriots Notebook: Obi Melifonwu excited to join Patriots’ safety corps.
  • Zack Cox NFL Rumors: Sony Michel likely to play vs. Titans; Gronk still ‘week-to-week’.
  • Doug Kyed introduces us to big, athletic pass rusher Ufomba Kamalu who the Patriots just signed to the practice squad.
  • Doug Kyed says the Pats are expected to add LB depth by signing Albert McClellan.
  • Zack Cox passes along an injury update from Jeremy Hill following his ACL surgery.
  • Kevin Duffy issues his Week 9 Patriots Report Card: ‘A’s for the D.
  • Phil Perry also grades the Patriots in his Week 9 Report Card: Gold stars for (almost) every forehead!
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Week 9 Report Card: New England downs
  • Matt Chatham (RealThingPatriotsPodcast) Packers game review: Big stage, big win, big fun. (51.19 min.)


  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) Week 9 provided the perfect snapshot of the NFL’s three generational QBs: As Drew Brees and Tom Brady picked up big wins Sunday, demonstrating the power they possess in their respective systems, Aaron Rodgers was once again asked to shoulder the load alone—and the Packers were worse off for it. /Rodgers getting the Peyton treatment.
  • Seth Walder & Matt Bowen (ESPN) Inside the Julian Edelman pass that broke open Packers-Patriots game.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Tom Brady ‘fully intends’ to be playing in 2022, when Patriots play Packers, Aaron Rodgers next.
  • Judy Battista ( Aaron Rodgers frustrated by Tom Brady’s more complete Patriots.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) Refocused, NFL Week 9: New England Patriots 31, Green Bay Packers 17.
  • Gordon McGuinness (Pro Football Focus) Week 9 NFL Team of the Week. Patriots get some mentions.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick talks about his reluctance to wear specialized NFL gear.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) NFL’s Sunday television ratings way up for Week Nine.
  • Dan Hanzus ( GIFs that help explain Week 9: Tom Brady lives a blessed life.
  • Dave Dameshek ( The Shek Report, Week 9. (4.47 min. video)