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New England Patriots links 8/09/19 - Patriots-Lions Overreaction Friday: Pats defense a sack o’ studs

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New England Patriots v Detroit Lions
Chase Winovich does the #50 proud vs. the Lions
Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images



  • Andrew Callahan lauds the Patriots defense for collecting 9 sacks and crushing the Lions in Jerod Mayo’s play-calling debut.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots rookies, defense shine in preseason win over Detroit.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Patriots roar past Lions 31-3 to open preseason.
  • Sean T. McGuire recaps the Patriots thrashing of the Lions: The kids are alright in preseason debut.
  • Mac Cerullo finds Harry and Meyers as good as advertised, while the defense dominated vs. the Lions.
  • Tom E. Curran gives us 10 takeaways from Pats vs Lions: Jarrett Stidham hits the ground running.
  • Doug Kyed offers up his takeaways from Week 1: Keion Crossen gets a leg up on the competition; J.C. Jackson picked up where he left off last season; More.
  • Ryan Hannable presents 10 quick observations from preseason game No. 1: 4. The story of the game for the defense was its ability to put pressure on the quarterback.
  • Ty Anderson gives us five takeaways from last night: Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham both shined; Nick Brossette gets bulk of ground work; More.
  • Evan Lazar tells us ten things we learned from the preseason opener: 3. Dan Skipper holds up well in first dress rehearsal.
  • Mike Reiss talks up rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham who made a strong first impression in Thursday’s preseason opener.
  • Doug Kyed says that while the wide receiver corps might not be full of household names, the group proved why they have a high ceiling Thursday night.
  • Matt Dolloff sees the receiver competition heating up.
  • Nick O’Malley reviews the rookies: N’Keal Harry needed only two plays to look like a stud.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Jakobi Meyers is the real deal for New England.
  • Ryan Hannable sees the narrative changing regarding the caliber of Patriots receivers.
  • Justin Leger points out rookie DE Chase Winovich notched two sacks last night.
  • Andy Hart spotlights Chase Winovich’s performance in his debut.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots plays of the game, Week 1: 5. Jamie Collins sack.
  • Nick O’Malley points out the Patriots QBs had high praise for the O-line and pass protection in the preseason opener.
  • Phil Perry re-introduces his Popped and Dropped feature to filter who played well and who didn’t: Jarrett Stidham shows off skill set vs. live bullets, Duke Dawson, not so much.
  • Matt Dolloff picks the biggest ups and downs from Pats-Lions: Derek Rivers rising.
  • Michael Hurley picks his Four Ups, Four Downs after the Pats dominant win vs. the Lions: ‘The Patriots ended up winning 31-3, and it wasn’t even that close.’
  • Andy Hart gives the thumbs up and thumbs down from the opener: Brian Hoyer’s passing game impresses.
  • NBC Sports Boston posts some neat highlight gifs from last night’s preseason win in Detroit.
  • Matt Dolloff reports WR N’Keal Harry, TE Matt LaCosse left the game after apparent injuries.
  • Andrew Callahan explains how the Patriots offense left 3 clues for how it might replace Rob Gronkowski during Thursday’s win at Detroit.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) What they’re saying: Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham ‘clearly making progress’.
  • Adam London notes Jarrett Stidham draws rave review from NFL analyst Louis Riddick after preseason debut.
  • Tom E. Curran reviews Tom Brady’s Patriots contracts through the years - all six of them.
  • Alex Reimer says apparently, Adam Gase believes the formula to beating Bill Belichick includes sniffing smelling salts and sleep deprivation.
  • CBS Boston points out how Stephen Gostkowski’s name was misspelled on his jersey. /It’s the preseason for all positions I guess.



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