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New England Patriots links 11/15/19 - Patriots-Eagles: Trenches key as rubber meets road after bye

Daily news and links for Friday

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Ted Karras demonstrates to Myles Garrett the proper way to snap in a game
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  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots–Eagles Week 11 Key Matchups: Who has the razor’s edge? “Look for Brady to try to slow down the pass rush and account for less than stellar pass protection by getting the ball out quickly to Sanu and Edelman.” More.
  • Evan Lazar’s Patriots Game Plan: How the New England defense can avoid a repeat of Super Bowl 52.
  • Andy Hart’s Patriots 6-pack Preview: 1. A running challenge: There is little doubt that the Eagles 11th-ranked rushing attack will attempt to run the ball on the Patriots to see if the issues on the ground have been tightened up at all during the bye.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots bold predictions: Week 11 vs Eagles. N’Keal Harry scores two touchdowns. /I’ll cosign this.
  • Phil Perry sees the Stephon Gilmore vs. Zach Ertz matchup as one of the most fascinating of the entire season.
  • Thomas Murphy (DiehardBostonSportsFans) Monster Keys to Pats-Eagles: Fat men do your job.
  • Gavin Rodriquez (LastWordOnSports) Patriots-Eagles Preview: What has changed?
  • Matt Dolloff thumbnails four things we have to hope the Patriots just kinda figured out after the bye week. 1. Blocking up front.
  • Nick O’Malley presents his Pats-Eagles anti-analysis: Yes, Philadelphia Eagles fans did throw snowballs at Santa Claus; here’s why ‘that guy had it coming’
  • Phil Perry notes Tom Brady says he loves rookie N’Keal Harry’s ‘edge’ and ‘tenacity’.
  • Doug Kyed reports N’Keal Harry looked at his time on injured reserve as a positive.
  • Nick O’Malley relays Tom Brady when asked why it’s so hard for some receivers to make it in New England but doable for others. Brady says it comes down to two words: trust and ‘dependability.
  • Zack Cox says safety Terrence Brooks just wanted opportunity, and he found it in New England.
  • Christopher Mason hears from QB Cody Kessler that Tom Brady is ‘the best teammate I’ve ever been around.’
  • Matt Dolloff’s Notes From Foxboro: Re-living ‘hard truths’ of Super Bowl LII helps Patriots move forward for Eagles rematch.
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Practice Notes: Two safeties missing from Thursday’s session.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Injury Report: Linebacker John Simon limited in practice.
  • Matt McCarthy reports Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery misses practice again with calf injury.
  • Doug Kyed addresses his Friday Patriots Mailbag: In an odd scheduling quirk, the Patriots are playing a team coming off of a bye for the third straight week; Will Jakobi Meyers lose snaps to N’Keal Harry? More.
  • WEEI empties out it’s Off-Day Mailbag: Getting to the bottom of the N’Keal Harry situation.
  • Patriots Press Pass: Sierra Goodwill and Evan Lazar discuss how the Patriots will prepare for the Eagles’ aggressive style of play. (3.45 min. video)
  • Rian Queen (LastWordOnSports) New England Patriots Dynasty Team.
  • Nick O’Malley notes the rumored rift between Bill Belichick and Alex Guerrero may not be as harsh as previously reported. Belichick has even gotten treatment at TB12.
  • Logan Mullen mentions that for some reason, Tom Brady is being dragged into the Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph chatter.
  • CBS Boston crew give us their Pats-Birds predictions: Who will win and why. All five pick Pats to win.
  • Michael Hurley reveals his Week 11 picks. “It’s really hard to beat New England without a receiving corps.”