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New England Patriots links 11/07/18 - Basking in the Green Bay glow; Moving on to Tennessee

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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NFL: Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots
Stephon Gilmore clearly the right move for the Pats
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  • Karen Guregian writes Bill Belichick made the right call between Stephon Gilmore and Malcolm Butler: Patriots have a shutdown corner, the Titans don’t.
  • Doug Kyed points out the Patriots are not missing Malcolm Butler, who has struggled mightily with the Titans.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Brian Flores praises Malcolm Butler as a ‘great’, ‘incredible’ player.
  • Zack Cox scouts the Titans and gives us five things to know ahead of Sunday’s matchup: 2. They’re in the playoff hunt.
  • Mike Reiss looks at the interesting coaching matchup between Bill Belichick and Mike Vrabel.
  • Karen Guregian notes WR coach Chad O’Shea has been instrumental in bringing Josh Gordon up to speed on the offense.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Josh Gordon: The New England Patriots savior.
  • Ryan Hannable thinks Josh McDaniels is not getting enough credit for the success of the offense.
  • Tom E. Curran calls last week’s chess match with Aaron Rodgers a growth opportunity for the defense.
  • Nick O’Malley notes the Patriots defense may be short on star power, but it may have one of the most underrated players in the NFL in the form of “quiet storm” Trey Flowers.
  • Mike Reiss reviews the first half of the Patriots season: Tom Brady has Patriots positioned for another post-season push.
  • Mike Petraglia writes an interesting piece on how the Patriots’ seasonal rise starts with the details and Bill Belichick’s unwavering trust in his players. /Good read.
  • DJ Bean says the 7-2 Patriots have come a long way from the 1-2 doldrums to potentially running the table.
  • Ryan Hannable takes a look at the AFC playoff picture to see where the Patriots stand after Week 9.
  • Devon Clements (PatriotsWire) Here are some franchise records Cordarelle Patterson broke against Packers.
  • Nick O’Malley gives us an update on the Patriots’ recent series of roster moves.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Obi Melifonwu: ‘Being a Patriot was the best thing for me’.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Jason McCourty’s notebook collection is a ridiculously detailed football archive of his career.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Josh McDaniels welcomes Titanic test from old friends.
  • Bob Socci’s Patriots Notebook: Trey Flowers causes all kinds of trouble in Mr. Rodgers’ neighborhood.
  • Doug Kyed NFL Rumors: Patriots work out free-agent running back, offensive tackle.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Winning seems to have eased tension, drama between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
  • Mike Cole posts a short Bill Belichick mic’d-up clip from Showtime’s ‘Inside the NFL’ that is just the latest example of his greatness.
  • CBS Boston reports the Packers released Jermaine Whitehead after his ejection against the Patriots.
  • Zack Cox reports Bruce Irvin turned down more money from the Patriots to sign with ‘his city’ Atlanta.