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New England Patriots links 9/23/19 - Defense is as dominant as the stats suggest

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New York Jets v New England Patriots
Jets QB gets Falked by Adam Butler
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  • Mike Reiss spotlights how the Patriots’ defense continues it’s dominance, not allowing a touchdown in the first three games.
  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots-Jets Takeaways, Metrics: Kyle Van Noy shines, Sony Michel sputters.
  • Mike Petraglia recaps the Patriots 30-14 rout of the Jets: In winning his 28th career start against the Jets, Tom Brady was 28 of 42 for 306 yards eclipsing the injured Drew Brees for second on the all-time list with 524 career TDs.
  • Michael Hurley recaps another Patriots blowout as Brady and the defense lead the Patriots to a 30-14 win over the Jets.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Foxboro Flyby: Patriots defeat Jets 30-14. “Considering the week that was in New England, the Pats looked to have left any remaining turbulence behind...”
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots defense shines again in 30-14 win over the Jets.
  • Michael Hurley takes a close look to determine if the defense is as dominant as the stats suggest.
  • Evan Lazar tells us 10 things we learned from the Pats victory over the Jets: The 105 total yards they allowed on Sunday were a new Belichick era record; More.
  • Tom E. Curran gives us his Patriots Takeaways: WR injuries mar win over Jets.
  • Jerry Thornton’s Knee Jerk Reactions to Week 3: Patriots vs. Jets. “Jerod Mayo has been the de facto coordinator for three games now and his defense has given up three points, total. ... That’s incomprehensible.”
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) 5 Thoughts on the Patriots win over the Jets. 1) New defensive coach Jerod Mayo has been terrific during three games and it’s clear that his addition to the staff has been a perfect fit.
  • Dave D’Onofrio shares 5 takeaways from the Patriots’ 30-14 win over the Jets. 1. The Pats never let the Jets believe.
  • Bob George (PatsFans) Patriots continue dominant beginning of season.
  • Zack Cox explains why Phillip Dorsett believes his catch streak shouldn’t have ended vs. the Jets. /He’s right, pass was complete.
  • Mike Petraglia points out how Josh Gordon & Jamie Collins are making the most of their second chances with the Patriots.
  • Andy Hart notes that the defenders are well aware Bill Belichick will see room for improvement.
  • Ryan Hannable wonders if Jamie Collins is the Patriots best defensive player so far this season.
  • Mike Reiss reports that according to a source, initial X-rays on Julian Edelman’s ribs were negative, but more tests are scheduled for Monday.
  • Matt Dolloff calls attention to one amazing play by Matthew Slater that showed why he sparks Hall of Fame debates.
  • Mike Reiss reports the Patriots activated the first International Pathway player by promoting fullback Jakob Johnson to the 53-man roster.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: How Jarrett Stidham reacted to pick-six in NFL debut.
  • Ryan Hannable relays Josh Gordon as he discusses fighting through pain to stay in the game.
  • Zack Cox hears from Gunner Olszewski aiming to regain Patriots’ trust after ‘unacceptable’ muffed punt.
  • Andy Hart notes how Tom Brady’s challenges are changing, while the expectations remain constant.
  • Doug Kyed highlights Tom Brady’s WEEI interview this morning, saying he won’t share ‘personal feelings’ on Antonio Brown’s release, calling it ‘a difficult situation’.
  • Darren Hartwell highlights Tom Brady’s passionate speech to WEEI on life philosophy, when asked about Antonio Brown’s release.
  • Michael Hurley picks Four Ups and Four Downs from Sunday’s romp: Scoreboards can be deceiving.
  • Matt Dolloff finds the biggest ups and downs from Sunday’s win.
  • NESN shares Tom Brady’s Instagram post following the Patriots win that includes his dad and his son.
  • Alex Barth talks about how the Patriots defense shines again; Brady and Gordon in sync; and injuries piling up. (3.49 min. video)
  • Entitled Town podcast: Dave Brown, Mike Irons and guest Mark Dondero recap what the Pats have done through Week 3, Dave and Mark reexamine their infamous encounters with Bill Belichick, and more. (1 hour 27 min.) /Really enjoyed the interview segment with Mark.


  • NFL Game Center ( Jets at Patriots: Recap, stats, drives and highlights.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) NFL Week 3 PFF ReFocused: Patriots 30, Jets 14. Patriots struggled running the ball; Jakobi Meyers ... finished the game with just two reception for 38 yards and some negative marks as a run-blocker; More.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Patriots up to 3-0 after 30-14 win over Jets.
  • Andy Vasquez (USA Today) Patriots have no trouble crushing listless Jets for 3-0 mark.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Patriots allow their first touchdown of the 2019 season.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Report: X-rays on Julian Edelman’s ribs negative.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: From Brissett to Bridgewater to Jones (and Minshew!), young QBs steal the spotlight.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Sunday Freakout: Daniel Jones Is a Hero, Brissett blows up, Chiefs slow Lamar Jackson, Patriots on the defensive.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Sorting the Sunday Pile: Daniel Jones leads charge on great day for new starting QBs
  • Around the NFL ( What we learned from Sunday’s Week 3 NFL games. 1. It was a punt that ended the first drive of the game for the Jets and the Patriots responded with a nine-play, 88-yard touchdown drive. Tom Brady was a sensational, if not standard, 7-for-8 on the drive...
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 things we learned from Week 3: 5a. Those marked the Jets’ first touchdowns in Foxborough, which they visit annually, since 2015.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL Week 3 insider notes: Something’s wrong with Falcons, Packers’ strange 3-0 start and more.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Morning Huddle: I watched every backup QB that started in Week 3 ... and lived to tell the tale.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) NFL Winners and Losers: Eagles quickly losing ground to Cowboys in NFC East.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) Week 3 winners, losers: Mason Rudolph doesn’t look like the answer for struggling Steelers.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 3 grades. Patriots: B+, Jets: C.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) NFL referees discuss offensive holding calls on Saturday conference call.


  • Manish Mehta (NY Daily News) Jets players reveal that Adam Gase and Gregg Williams were out-coached in blowout loss to Patriots.
  • Brian Costello (NY Post) Jets look lost in embarrassing Patriots defeat.
  • Manish Mehta (NY Daily News) Jets clearly outmatched by Patriots in predictable loss.
  • Brian Costello (NY Post) The Jets’ biggest offensive weakness is easy to find.
  • Mark Cannizzaro (NY Post) Adam Gase calls out Jets for failing Luke Falk.
  • AP Report (NY Times) Jets quarterback Luke Falk learns ‘hard lesson’ in first start.
  • Brian Costello (NY Post) Jets report card: The offense was worse than ‘atrocious’.
  • Brian Costello (NY Post) Le’Veon Bell’s retort for ‘haters’ after this Jets disaster.
  • Justin Tasch (NY Post) Bill Belichick gives reporter death stare over Antonio Brown question.


  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL, officials reach tentative labor deal.
  • Jerry Thornton mocks Ian Rapoport’s tweet that ‘several Patriots ‘voiced displeasure’ over Antonio Brown’s release: ‘The next phony baloney narrative is that the players are livid. The QB is disgruntled. The coach has had enough of the owner’s constant meddling. The franchise is in utter disarray and Mr. Kraft has a full blown mutiny on his hands.’
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) Antonio Brown was a problem too big for the Patriots.
  • Michael McCann (SI) How Antonio Brown’s likely labor grievance against the Patriots will play out.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) After taking aim at Patriots’ Robert Kraft, Antonio Brown plans $10M grievance that promises to be ugly.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) Antonio Brown cost himself millions by getting cut from Raiders, Patriots.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) NFL won’t place Antonio Brown on exempt list as long as he’s a free agent.