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New England Patriots links 9/17/19 - Patriots defense historical; Patriots opponents hysterical

Daily news and links for Tuesday

NFL: SEP 15 Patriots at Dolphins
Who tipped that pass? The Butler did it.
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  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots-Dolphins Film Review: How Antonio Brown was inserted into the offense.
  • Evan Lazar’s Pats-Dolphins Film Review: Examining the dominant start to the season by the Patriots defense.
  • Evan Lazar’s Advanced Stats Report: Everything working together for Patriots defense
  • Logan Mullan hears from Boomer Esiason on why the Patriots are constructed to beat the Chiefs.
  • Mike Reiss puts the Patriots defense in historical context: The Patriots defense hasn’t allowed a touchdown in 12 quarters, and could match the 1937 Bears by holding the Jets without a TD.
  • Michael Hurley serves up some still-warm leftover Patriots thoughts: Stop it with the 16-0 talk; The Patriots are very, very good. And the Dolphins are very, very bad; More.
  • Bob George (PatsFans) Patriots mauled and embarrassed Dolphins.
  • Mike Petraglia writes ‘It’s time to start appreciating Collins for what he is – a once-in-a-generation type of beast on defense capable of making game-changing plays and proving a disruptive force all over the field.’
  • Jacob Camenker spotlights this mind-blowing stat that showcases the early-season dominance of the Patriots cornerbacks.
  • Jacob Camenker notes Tom Brady, Jamie Collins and Stephon Gilmore make PFF’s Team of the Week.
  • Lance Reynolds (PatriotsWire) How a butterfly sparked Chase Winovich’s first career sack.
  • Tom E. Curran takes a look back on all of his accurate predictions for New England’s 43-0 victory.
  • Michael Hurley mentions how Drew Brees missing six weeks with a thumb injury will have an impact on Tom Brady, and all-time passing records.
  • Ryan Hannable reveals how Matt Patricia’s idea helped keep the Patriots cool in the Miami heat.
  • Nick O’Malley hears Marshall Newhouse explain the Patriots crash course on changing O-line positions: ‘It’s like wiping with the other hand’. /Okayyy...
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Bill Belichick confident in Stephen Gostkowski: ‘Just have to work harder at it’.
  • Doug Kyed NFL Rumors: The Patriots are signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers OL Caleb Benenoch, with Isaiah Wynn ‘week-to-week’.
  • Ryan Hannable passes along a report that Isaiah Wynn’s toe injury is not season-ending.
  • Nick O’Malley updates the Patriots injury tracker: How many players are hurt? When will Isaiah Wynn come back?
  • Nicole Yang highlights Bill Belichick talking Stephen Gostkowski, Antonio Brown, and canopies the day after the Patriots’ Week 2 win.
  • Nick O’Malley highlights Tom Brady’s Monday morning Q&A on WEEI: Do the Patriots ever worry about running up the score? ‘They don’t put us out there to run 3 plays and punt’.
  • Doug Kyed highlights Tom Brady’s weekly interview on Westwood One with Jim Gray and his guest Joe Namath. Brady appreciates Bill Belichick’s ‘disciplinarian’ style of coaching.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Week 2 Report Cards: Filet-o-Dolphin, 43-0 shutout.
  • Nick O’Malley issues his Patriots Report Cards: Defense gets a perfect score in win after shutting out Dolphins.
  • Phil Perry’s Patriots Report Card: Patriots D gets straight A’s.
  • Andy Gresh issues his Week 2 Grades: Biggest takeaway is that they overcame the demons of playing in Miami and hammered a team that they should have beaten.
  • NESN relays horrified Twitter users about Luke Falk and the Jets having to play the Patriots twice in four weeks.
  • Matt Dolloff looks back to the 2004 playoff classic between the Patriots and Colts, when the Patriots defense held the record-setting Colts offense to 3 points.
  • Mike Cole tells us the Patriots are more than 20-point favorites vs. Jets, and looks at how they’ve fared in similar situations.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate discusses the ‘miracle to massacre’ in South Beach. (21 min.)


  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Brown’s week in Foxboro isn’t surprising; Stay tuned to Ramsey’s request; More notes.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL Week 2 insider notes: Kickers don’t matter until you need them, Kyler Murray impresses and more
  • Bill Barnwell (ESPN) Party like it’s 2007? Barnwell’s case for 16-0 -- again -- in New England.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Jaguars have fallen apart since last year’s win over Patriots. /Pats kill teams either by beating them or losing to them.
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) The Starting 11: The most convincing—and surprising—NFC performances through Week 2.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 2 grades: Patriots: A-, Dolphins F.
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger are hurt, and the playoff picture looks very different.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) The Jets have reached the “Luke Falk is our quarterback” level of misery: And somehow it could get worse than it did in Monday’s loss to the Browns.


  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL looking into Antonio Brown shirking his media responsibilities.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) The NFL has interviewed Antonio Brown’s accuser. Now Roger Goodell has a decision to make.
  • Michael McCann (SI) The legal impact of the newest accusations against Antonio Brown.
  • Mike Reiss reports the attorney for Antonio Brown said AB denies a claim of sexual misconduct with a female artist who was working in his western Pennsylvania home in 2017.
  • Robert Klemko (SI) There’s more history to Antonio Brown’s history.
  • Andy Hart scolds his readers for pretending Antonio Brown isn’t a troubling distraction. /Hart appears to be addressing straw men.
  • John R. Ellement reports Florida prosecutors still want to prosecute Robert Kraft on misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution.