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New England Patriots links 10/11/19 - Variety Score: Blocked punt, Run, 2 QB sneaks, and a scoop-and-score

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New York Giants v New England Patriots
Jamie Collins gives Jon Hillman the Heimlich, forcing him to cough up the ball
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  • Doug Kyed’s Pats-Giants Takeaways, Metrics: ‘The 2019 Patriots can absolutely win a Super Bowl with the way their team is currently constructed.’
  • Matt Dolloff recaps how the Patriots scored touchdowns in all three phases last night; Plus, a rundown of the numerous injuries from the 35-14 win.
  • Tom E. Curran gives us his takeaways from a 35-24 victory over the Giants: The Patriots are 6-0 but injuries are impacting the offensive performance, which wasn’t so hot before that.
  • Evan Lazar tells us ten things we learned from Thursday night’s win: 3. Julian Edelman a constant along with Brady as the offense finds itself.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Big Blue Crush: Patriots topple Giants 35-14.
  • Mike Petraglia’s Game Recap: Tom Brady & the Patriots slay the Giants, 35-14; They’ll need the rest fort their bruised and banged-up bodies; More.
  • Andy Hart says the offense isn’t good right now, but eh, the team is good enough.
  • Dave Brown serves up a heaping bowl of Snark Flakes this morning: ‘With a gritty victory in swirling winds amid a slew of injuries to key personnel, the Patriots proved they are not Super Bowl material by defeating the Giants 35-14’.
  • Mike Reiss says the Patriots offense still isn’t clicking, but defense and special teams were there to bail them out.
  • Zack Cox reports Tom Brady finished last night’s game without a passing touchdown, but managed to sneak it in himself - twice.
  • Doug Kyed spotlights Brandon Bolden as a surprising key contributor in the offense. Bolden shares the team lead in total touchdowns with three scores over six games.
  • Matt Dolloff gives props to Brandon Bolden, whose impact on offense and special teams shows why the Patriots brought him back.
  • Zack Cox notes Tom Brady was forced to trust rookie wide receivers Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski, and they didn’t let him down.
  • Ryan Hannable takes a shot at Brady for how hard he makes it for rookie receivers to gain his trust.
  • Phil Perry credits Boogeymen Jamie Collins and Kyle Van Noy for the turning point in the game, a scoop and score that gave the Patriots some breathing room.
  • Matt Dolloff details the biggest swing of the game last night, the Jamie Collins and Kyle Van Noy scoop and score.
  • Dakota Randall finds Chase Winovich understandably giddy after scoring his first TD since high school. The Patriots retrieved the ball for him after he threw it into the stands in celebration.
  • Mike Petraglia puts the focus on Stephon Gilmore, who showed once again why he’s the best corner in the NFL.
  • Doug Kyed notes Stephon Gilmore actually seems to embrace being targeted, as he was last night. Gilmore only allowed one 8-yard catch on six targets.
  • Phil Perry says Daniel Jones is just the latest young passer to fall victim to the Patriots disguises.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Mini-bye comes at perfect time for injury-riddled Pats.
  • Doug Kyed picks the standouts from last night’s win, in a weird game that wasn’t easy or pretty.
  • Matt Dolloff tabs the biggest Ups and Downs from a game that had a number of them.
  • Matthew Geagan lists the Pats-Giants Ups and Downs: Stephon Gilmore is absurdly good.
  • Nick Goss presents the Best & Worst from Pats-Giants.


  • NFL Game Center ( Giants at Patriots: Drives, stats and highlights.
  • Jeremy Bergman ( What we learned from Patriots’ win over Giants. 1. Is the 2019 Patriots defense the greatest of all-time?
  • Jeff Kerr (CBS Sports) Giants at Patriots takeaways: New York keeps it close, New England pulls away behind defense, special teams.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Patriots continue to prove they can win in any scenario, a recipe for postseason success.
  • Alaa Abdeldaiem (SI) Patriots defeat Giants, improve to 6-0 behind historically dominant defense.
  • Art Stapleton (USA Today) Patriots use dominant defense to flatten Giants, move to 6-0.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Is New England offense good enough? “We’ll see,” Tom Brady says.
  • Adam Maya ( Tom Brady eclipses Manning for 2nd in passing yards.
  • Curtis Crabtree (ProFootballTalk) Patriots defense continues to shine in 35-14 win over Giants.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Stephon Gilmore: I like it when QBs come after me.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Pat Shurmur on lost challenge: “Replay doesn’t overturn much.”
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Rob Gronkowski: I will always keep door open for return.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) Biggest blown call of season may prove NFL officials are wrecking new pass interference rule. /Not even close to being the biggest blown call of the season.


  • Mark Cannizzaro (NY Post) Short-handed Giants show fighting spirit in loss to Patriots.
  • Steve Serby (NY Post) Giants put up a fight and still get battered by Patriots.
  • Jeff Fogle (NY Post) Patriots have a shot to be the best defense ever.
  • Ryan Dunleavy ( Daniel Jones vs. Patriots similar to Eli Manning’s rookie stinkers in 2004: Just burn the tape!
  • Steve Serby (NY Post) Daniel Jones learns what it’s like to be run over by Patriots.
  • Steve Politi ( Relax, Giants fans. Daniel Jones is going to have days like this stinker in New England. “Bill Belichick is like that evil middle-school teacher who loves to make the smart kid in his class where the dunce hat.”
  • Pat Leonard (NY Daily News) Daniel Jones throws 3 interceptions as Patriots defense smothers Giants.
  • Matt Lombardo ( Daniel Jones’ has a turnover problem ... Until he fixes it, Giants are stuck in neutral.
  • Pat Leonard (NY Daily News) James Bettcher’s defense the only reason Giants hung with Patriots.
  • Matt Lombardo ( Here’s the moment an angry Giants’ defense discovered its ‘new standard’ ahead of inspired effort vs. Patriots.
  • Ryan Dunleavy ( Giants’ foolish decision not to enhance roster spoiled chance for historic defense-fueled upset of Patriots.
  • Ryan Dunleavy ( Giants try to explain special teams blooper that gift-wrapped TD to Patriots: Punt off a helmet?
  • Mark Cannizzaro (NY Post) Giants still have no idea how that punt was blocked.
  • Paul Schwartz (NY Post) Giants lose out on replay reviews.