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New England Patriots links 9/18/19 - Reason to watch Pats-Jets: Will defense pitch another shutout?

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins
Danny Shelton makes sure the Patriots cover
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  • Mike Reiss discusses the latest blow to the offensive line, with starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn on injured reserve with a toe injury. He could return later in the season, but the team will have to figure out the line in the meantime, with the pieces they have.
  • Doug Kyed runs through the numerous ways in which the Patriots can replace Isaiah Wynn.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots left tackle options without Isaiah Wynn.
  • DJ Bean points to the offensive line as the only thing that can derail these Patriots.
  • Zack Cox scouts the Jets: Six things to know about the Luke Falk-led Jets. 1. Falk will be making his first NFL start.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) First impressions of the 2019 Jets.
  • Nick Goss spotlights Tom Brady has a near-perfect QB rating against the blitz so far, and it leads all quarterbacks entering Week 3.
  • Nick Goss finds that Tom Brady’s stats with Antonio Brown on the field in Week 2 were impressive.
  • Matt Dolloff breaks down the film: TE Matt LaCosse makes immediate impact in Patriots debut
  • Doug Kyed looks at how Jonathan Jones seemed to be on a similar career path to Matthew Slater after his rookie season. But now, three years later, Jones could wind up being the team’s next Devin McCourty.
  • Michael Hurley calls out how half of the AFC East is just completely putrid.
  • Andy Hart discovers to his horror that Tom Brady is on board with (gulp) playing and scoring late in blowouts.
  • Nick O’Malley catches us up with how some former Patriots are doing: Chicago also using Cordarrelle Patterson as RB; Jimmy Garoppolo tore it up; More.
  • CBS Boston explains why trading with the Jets isn’t something Bill Belichick likes to do.
  • Michael Hurley is perplexed why there is always an Eli Manning Hall of Fame debate. “A quarterback with two Super Bowl wins against Bill Belichick and the Patriots, with the last name Manning on his back? That’s somebody whom the voters want to put in.”
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate discusses AB and the Pats defense with Thomas Murphy (9/17), and teams up with Locked On Jets to preview this Sunday’s matchup (9/18).
  • One Patriots Place podcast: Steve Balestrieri, Thomas Murphy and guest Michael Hurley discuss the Miami Fish Fry and an early look at the Jets Match up. (68 min.)



  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk): Report: No timeline for NFL decision on Antonio Brown.