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New England Patriots links 11/18/19 - Pats 17-Eagles 10: ‘Troubling win’ > ‘moral-victory loss’ every time

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New England Patriots v Philadelphia Eagles
Julian Edelman is a beast
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  • Mike Reiss talks about what stood out to him from yesterday’s win, the need to get Tom Brady and the offense on track, reinforcements coming, and more.
  • Doug Kyed offers his Pats-Eagles Takeaways, Metrics: JC Jackson shines once more in win; More.
  • Evan Lazar tells us ten things we learned from the Patriots’ 17-10 win over the Eagles. 1. Patriots make defensive adjustments after rocky start.
  • Mike Petraglia recaps Patriots 17 and the not-so-special Eagles 10: Julian Edelman fires game-winning TD to Phillip Dorsett and the defense swarms Carson Wentz and the Eagles.
  • Ryan Hannable shares ten quick thoughts from a tough win on the road. 1. The game, particularly for the Patriots defense, completely flipped after the Eagles went up 10-0 following a 16-play, 95-yard drive.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots defense rebounds, shuts down Eagles 17-10.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) 5 thoughts following the win. 1) Many will talk about the defense’s difficulties on Sunday as the Eagles had success early in the first half moving the football, but it’s hard not to appreciate what they managed to do down the stretch.
  • Bob George (PatsFans) Despite a tough game for Brady and the offense, the Patriots again see their defense put them back in the win column.
  • Phil Perry picks the turning point to the win, when the Patriots pounced on the Eagles late second-quarter brain cramps.
  • Ryan Hannable explains how the Patriots were able to turn things around defensively vs. Eagles.
  • Zack Cox notes N’Keal Harry plays larger-than-expected role for the Patriots in his NFL debut.
  • Matt Dolloff reports N’Keal Harry played 32 offensive snaps and caught three of his four targets for 18 yards. Harry actually started the game as mainly a run-blocking receiver.
  • Ryan Hannable hears from N’Keal Harry after he stepped up in his NFL debut, which showed ‘he hasn’t just been on vacation’.
  • Mike Reiss details the Patriots’ double pass: Julian Edelman throws TD pass to Phillip Dorsett.
  • Zack Cox gives mad props to Jake Bailey, and the ‘All-Star’ Patriots Punt Team that’s proving to be a valuable weapon.
  • Mike Petraglia writes that in a brief press conference featuring very short answers, Tom Brady appeared tired and frustrated with the team’s mounting offensive struggles.
  • Tom E. Curran describes a Tom Brady at the post-game podium ‘oozing with disappointment’.
  • Justin Leger hears Bill Belichick appearing to throw shade at Lane Johnson with this postgame comment. “They just did a good job. Looked like they all had fun out there today”
  • Doug Kyed tells us Chase Winovich really did bleach his hair before the Pats-Eagles game.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: How Miami Miracle influenced New England in win over Eagles.
  • Tom E. Curran picks the Best & Worst things he saw Sunday, from N’Keal Harry’s debut to trick plays.
  • Andy Hart gives his Patriots at Eagles thumbs up and thumbs down after a day the offense struggled.
  • Matthew Geagan picks his ups and downs as the Pats escaped with a gutsy 17-10 win in their first game off the bye.
  • Matt Dolloff looks at the biggest ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ from a 17-10 win over the Eagles.
  • Entitled Town podcast: Dave Brown and Mike Irons discuss the social pressure to embrace bad narratives. “The Patriots grind out a tough win in Philly, just like the old days when they won Super Bowls all the time, thus proving they cannot win a Super Bowl this year. They are 9-1. Sad!” (58 min.)


  • NFL Game Center ( Patriots at Eagles: Recap, drives, highlights.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) NFL Week 11 PFF ReFocused: New England Patriots 17, Philadelphia Eagles 10. “The wind may have had an effect on the game...”
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Patriots hold off Eagles for 17-10 win.
  • Jeff Kerr (CBS Sports) Patriots at Eagles: Defensive dominance, another trick play decides Super Bowl LII rematch.
  • Mike Jones (USA Today) Opinion: Tom Brady is frustrated with the Patriots’ offense — and rightfully so.
  • Kimberly A. Martin (Yahoo! Sports) Eagles, Carson Wentz squander chance to take advantage of Tom Brady’s struggles. “...had it not been for a different type of trick play between these two teams ... the final outcome would’ve fallen in Philly’s favor.” /Join the club.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Lamar Jackson dominated the Texans in a week where quarterbacks dominated the news; More.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Week 11 Takeaways: Lamar outclasses Deshaun, the new, ugly Patriots, Vikes avoid disaster. Plus, Jimmy Garoppolo delivers, Falcons figure out season started, Brissett gets Indy back on track, Kyle Allen implodes (again), poor Nelson Agholor (again); More.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA Week 11: Football changes fast, as Lamar Jackson’s rise reminds; More.
  • Around the NFL ( What we learned from Sunday’s Week 11 games. 1. In a defensive slugfest, receiver Julian Edelman hit the biggest throw of the game.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 things we learned from Week 11. 6a. But let’s not pretend there isn’t serious concern about an offense that reached the end zone once Sunday and averaged 3.4 yards per rush.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) Let’s overreact to Week 11 in the NFL: The Ravens are the NFL’s best team.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL Week 11 insider notes: Benching Gardner Minshew for Nick Foles looks even worse, Cousins steps up and more.
  • James Dator (SB Nation) Week 11 around the league: A good NFL quarterback isn’t *that* hard to find; Rules don’t make sense anymore; More.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) NFL winners, losers: The Baltimore Ravens rise while the Chicago Bears are a mess.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 11 grades: Patriots B, Eagles B-. “New England had five sacks ... and held the Eagles to just 152 yards and no points in the final 42:40.”
  • Mackenzie Possee ( NFL stats/records, Week 11: Edelman’s perfect passer rating.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Stephon Gilmore: Zach Ertz is great, but he cries to refs when he doesn’t get his way.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Texans don’t get blatant pass interference after challenge. “It was, in fact, clear and obvious to everyone except the officials on the field and the NFL’s supervisor of officials.”
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) 2019 NFL playoff picture: AFC, NFC standings, seeds and outlook.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) 2019 NFL playoff picture, Week 11.