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New England Patriots links 11/06/19 - Pats practice today, then it’s on to the bye week

Daily news and links for Wednesday

New England Patriots v Baltimore Ravens
James White scores a 3rd-quarter touchdown
Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images



  • Evan Lazar’s Film Review: How the Patriots can fix their run defense and the Edelman-Sanu duo. /Worth a read.
  • Matt Dolloff’s Package Report: Patriots run same personnel grouping for entire game, go no-huddle-heavy in Baltimore; More.
  • Mac Cerullo contends this was a total team effort in the loss and the film shows the offensive line in particular deserves a much bigger slice of the blame pie.
  • Rian Queen (LastWordOnSports) Patriots loss highlighted by penalties.
  • Justin Leger relays Matt Cassel talking about how the Patriots will approach their bye week: “There’s always stuff that is being corrected, that’s being harped on, that’s being points of emphasis of what you have to get better at. So it’s one of those things that it is what it is and there’s a lot of learning that’s going to take place over this week about, what they did well and how other teams might try to attack you in the same manner if they can.”
  • Andy Hart ranks the Patriots’ strengths and weaknesses at the bye.
  • Andy Hart checks in on how the Pats’ stats compare with the rest of the league: Run D reality check.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots Bye Week Report: Quarterback Tom Brady.
  • Zack Cox finds morale was high in the Patriots locker room two days after their humbling Sunday night loss to the Ravens. ‘I mean, we’re 8-1’.
  • Ryan Hannable notes that he found the players were upbeat in the locker room yesterday, after Monday’s day off.
  • Logan Mullen notes Mohamed Sanu is drawing positive reviews from teammates, including effusive praise from Julian Edelman, and evidenced Sunday, as Tom Brady routinely looked his way (10 catches, 81 yards, TD).
  • Mac Cerullo says the Patriots cornerbacks are big believers in N’Keal Harry.
  • DJ Bean wants to know why Bill Belichick decided to sit N’Keal Harry last week, given the team’s lack of talent at the receiver position.
  • Eric Wilbur believes it’s a good thing the Patriots are no longer pursuing perfection. /’Eesh...
  • Phil Perry issues his Week 9 Patriots Report Card: For the first time this season, the Patriots didn’t have the answers to the test.
  • Brent Schwartz (PatriotsWire) Patriots’ offensive report card: Up-tempo offense can’t make up ground.
  • Brent Schwartz (PatriotsWire) Patriots’ defensive report card: Mighty defense meets its match.
  • Michael Hurley spotlights an ESPN graphic that adds a crazy perspective on New England’s ridiculous run of success. /Whoa.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Jerry Rice says Julian Edelman has the best footwork in the NFL.
  • NESN tells us what ESPN considers is the Patriots’ ‘scary trend’ after their Week 9 loss: The rush defense.
  • Devon Clements (SI Patriots) History shows Patriots may be prone to losing to Ravens again in postseason.
  • Zack Cox updates the NFL playoff picture to see where the Patriots stand after Week 9.
  • Lauren Campbell notes FOX Sports 1 guest Aqib Talib reveals ‘what jumped off the page’ playing with Tom Brady.
  • Nick O’Malley takes a look at how some former Patriots are doing across the NFL.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate delivers on Takeaway Tuesday with a Patriots mailbag. (27 min.)