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New England Patriots Links 9/16/19 - Patriots sweep the leg; finish ‘Fins 43-0

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New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins
Stephon Gilmore running toward the end zone with the football is always a good sign
Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images



  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) South Beach Beatdown: Patriots throttle Dolphins 43-0.
  • CLNS recaps the Patriots dismantling of the Dolphins 43-0, with a Brady to Brown hot connection and a stifling defense.
  • Doug Kyed posts his Patriots-Dolphins takeaways and metrics: Jamie Collins dominates in win.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Whitewash in Miami, Patriots defense rocks in 43-0 blowout.
  • CBS Boston reports instead of a “Miracle in Miami” for the Dolphins it was a massacre, as the Patriots crushed the Dolphins 43-0 to improve to 2-0 on the season.
  • Doug Kyed points out that what’s scariest about the Patriots’ 43-0 win is they could have played even better.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Maybe the Patriots offense can be a superpower. But their defense is already one.
  • Tom E. Curran gives us his Pats-Fins takeaways: Patriots defense will send shudders through the NFL.
  • Evan Lazar tells us ten things we learned in the shutout: 1. Patriots unveil lineup of death, Antonio Brown.
  • Ryan Hannable offers 10 quick observations from the blowout in Miami. 1. As expected, the Patriots got Brown involved and involved early.
  • Chad Finn thinks 43 thoughts on yesterday’s dominating win over the Dolphins: Miami was unable to put up even a challenge.
  • Matt Vautour says it’s hard to tell just how good the Patriots are against a Miami Dolphins team that’s this bad.
  • Zack Cox breaks down how the playmaking defense dominated the Dolphins.
  • Andrew Callahan sees the Pats secondary establishing itself as the NFL’s best, and making history along the way.
  • Adam London relays Bill Belichick on the performance of his defense after the shutout: “Yeah, it’s always good. If you don’t let them score, you can’t lose.”
  • Tom E. Curran writes Josh Gordon needed a chance when he came here. “He has – again, my opinion – made the most of it. We’ll see if Brown can follow suit.” /Good read.
  • Doug Kyed spotlights the players who helped the most in Week 2.
  • Ryan Hannable reports Antonio Brown made his much-anticipated Patriots debut Sunday, and his teammates say ‘it was awesome.’
  • Phil Perry relays teammates reactions to Antonio Brown’s big day, even though he wasn’t around to say it himself. ‘Tremendous asset’; a lot of potential for Brown’s talent level.
  • Doug Kyed gives us an inside look at how Antonio Brown learned the Patriots offense before his Patriots debut.
  • Doug Kyed notes Tom Brady and Josh Gordon share mutual admiration after the Pats shutout win.
  • Zack Cox hears from an overjoyed Stephon Gilmore after he ‘finally’ notched his first career pick six.
  • Ryan Hannable explains why Chase Winovich’s first NFL sack was such a special moment.
  • Andy Hart details the ‘spectacular’ and impressive Patriots defense that continues to shine.
  • Zack Cox shares some assorted notes and nuggets from Sunday’s win: The Patriots are losing offensive linemen at an alarming rate.
  • Adam London reposts Antonio Brown’s Instagram picture after his Patriots debut, showing him embracing his father, whose number 17 Brown wore in honor of.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Randy Moss’ conversation with Antonio Brown about playing in New England; More.
  • Nick Goss picks the winners and losers from the Patriots’ Week 2 win over the Dolphins.
  • Matt Dolloff looks at five “ups” and four “downs” from the Patriots’ dominating 43-0 win: It was hard to pinpoint only five “ups” in a game like this.
  • Andy Hart gives us the post-game thumbs up and thumbs down.
  • Andrew Callahan picks his best and worst from Sunday, from pass coverage (best) to worst (Stephon Gostkowski).



  • Adam H. Beasley (Miami Herald) Another week, another historic blowout as Dolphins’ offense inept vs. Patriots.
  • Joe Schad (Palm Beach Post) 5 Instant takeaways: Miami Dolphins lose to New England Patriots.
  • John Congemi (MiamiDolphins) Three takeaways: Dolphins vs. Patriots. 1. Extreme pressure on defense.
  • Andy Cohen (MiamiDolphins) Struggles on offense too much to overcome.
  • Dave Hyde and Omar Kelly (Sun-Sentinel) Recap Dolphins’ “ugly slopfest” to Patriots. (5.02 min. video)
  • Jordan McPherson and Alanis Thames (Miami Herald) Antonio Brown, despite lingering lawsuit, makes quick impression against Dolphins.
  • David Wilson (Miami Herald) Dolphins’ wideouts were supposed to be a strength. They dropped sure TDs vs. Patriots.
  • Andy Kent (Palm Beach Post) Secondary did its best against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
  • Dave Hyde (Sun-Sentinel) Two Dolphins games down after Sunday’s drubbing, 14 losses to go?
  • Safid Deen (Sun-Sentinel) Fitzpatrick has fun despite Dolphins’ blowout loss to Patriots in what could have been his final game for Miami
  • Omar Kelly (Sun Sentinel) Kenyan Drake’s undisciplined style has him on unstable footing with Dolphins.
  • Alanis Thames (Miami Herald) Here’s how these four South Florida natives performed in the Patriots’ win over the Dolphins. Brown, Michel, Dorsett, White.
  • Hal Habib (Palm Beach Post) Did Miami Dolphins take this tanking business too far?
  • Armando Salguero (Miami Herald) News on Minkah Fitzpatrick trade, Ryan Fitzpatrick status: This is what rebuilding looks like. /I would have guessed ‘demolition’, but that’s just me.


  • Michael McCann (SI) What will come out of the NFL’s meeting with Antonio Brown’s accuser?
  • Ryan Hannable passes along a report that Antonio Brown accuser to meet with NFL Monday, as league wants investigating to move quickly.
  • Report (ESPN) Sources: AB rejected $2M settlement with Taylor.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Marquise Brown is the unnamed player in the lawsuit against Antonio Brown.
  • Luke Bradshaw (Yahoo! Sports UK) Antonio Brown: The most talked about man in the NFL.