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New England Patriots links 10/30/19 - Week 9 Patriots at Ravens: Rubber hits the road

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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NFL: Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots
Sony Michel plows through
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  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots bold predictions: Week 9 vs Baltimore Ravens. /I’m all in.
  • Andrew Mahoney takes a closer look as the quality of the Patriots opponents is about to ramp up.
  • Tom E. Curran breaks down the brutal running game numbers and asks Ivan Fears what it will take to fix their broken rushing attack.
  • CBS Boston untangles the Patriots roster shuffling yesterday that cleared a roster spot, possibly for N’Keal Harry.
  • Doug Kyed resets the Patriots’ depth chart at the midway point of the season.
  • Christopher Mason notes you can’t quantify heart, but according to Bill Belichick, you might be able to see it in the film room. Belichick says ‘competitive speed’ is a better measure of heart than a stopwatch.
  • Mike Reiss passes along a report that the Patriots have agreed to terms with veteran Nick Folk, to replace released kicker Mike Nugent.
  • Eric Wilbur thought it would have been ‘delicious’ theater if the Patriots traded Tom Brady straight up for Jimmy Garoppolo before the deadline yesterday, but “instead though, here’s Nick Folk.”
  • Evan Lazar posts his Pats-Browns Film Review: In-Depth look at Mohamed Sanu’s Patriots debut. “By positioning both Sanu and Edelman in the slot, the Patriots can pick on matchups and create traffic against man coverage while flooding areas of zone coverages.”
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Week 8 Report Card: Jamie Collins was the head of the class again, logging 13 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for a loss and two QB hits.
  • Phil Perry’s Patriots Report Card, Week 8: Tom Brady’s pocket movement and accuracy still dynamite.
  • Brent Schwartz (PatriotsWire) Patriots offensive report card vs Browns: Julian Edelman thrives in rain.
  • Brent Schwartz (PatriotsWire) Patriots defensive report card vs. Browns: Jamie Collins terrorizes former team.
  • Logan Mullen reveals what Tom Brady told the offense before the win-sealing drive vs, the Browns: “Mental and physical toughness all night.”
  • Michael Hurley is happy that his hope for a Week 17 Patriots-Dolphins ‘Perfection Bowl’ remains intact after Miami’s Monday night face-plant.
  • Zachary DuPont reports Tom Brady leads all NFL players in 2019 jersey sales.
  • Nick Goss picks the trade deadline winners and losers and analyzes the best & worst moves.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and guest Steve Balestrieri talk Patriots on a trade-deadline Tuesday. (30 min.)
  • Patriots Talk podcast: Tom E. Curran talks trade-deadline moves, non-moves; Rumor Pats offered a first-round pick for Trent Williams not true; Matt Cassel says Tom Brady plays for Pats or no one else; More. (36.38 min.)