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New England Patriots links 9/30/19 - Allen wrench: Pats defense, key turnovers put screws in Bills

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New England Patriots v Buffalo Bills
Brandon Bolden celebrates his touchdown
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  • NFL Game Center ( Patriots at Bills: Recap, drives and highlights.
  • Ryan Wilson (CBS Sports) Patriots move to 4-0, but it’s the defense that deserves the credit for domination of Bills.
  • Jason Owens (Yahoo! Sports) Patriots survive scare from Bills, but there’s competition in the AFC East.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Patriots hold on for close win over Bills.
  • Rob Goldberg (Bleacher Report) Tom Brady, Patriots survive Bills 16-10 to remain undefeated; Josh Allen injured.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Forget the hype—the Browns are beginning to believe in themselves.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Sunday Freakout, Week 4 Takeaways: Browns hype train rolls again in Baltimore, Bucs shock Rams, Bears overwhelm Vikes.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA Week 4: Re-organizing the NFL Power Rankings after an odd Sunday.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Sorting the Sunday Pile: Belichick’s best defense ever, McCaffrey for MVP and Browns starting to roll.
  • Around the NFL ( What we learned from Sunday’s Week 4 games. “Tom Brady wins. Plain and simple. On Sunday, an outstanding Bills defensive effort held him to a horrendous line of 18-for-39 for 150 yards with a dismal 3.8 average per completion, no touchdowns, an interception and a 45.9 rating. But Brady’s experience and knack for winning the big game was still evident in comparison to his counterpart.”
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 things we learned from Week 4 of the 2019 NFL season.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) Insider notes: Lions prove they’re legit despite loss, time isn’t now for Dwayne Haskins, Patriots may have a kicker issue; More from Week 4.
  • Jim Reineking (USA Today) Incredible stats from NFL Week 4: 34-5: The Patriots’ dominance of the Bills continued in Week 4, as they won for the 34th time since the 2000 season over their AFC East rivals.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The Winners and Losers of NFL Week 4: Kyle Allen and Gardner Minshew both had some magic going for them on Sunday. The Bills QBs, however, looked like they were under a curse.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) Week 4 winners, losers: Jon Gruden’s Raiders get a big road win; Jay Gruden not so lucky.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) Let’s overreact to Week 4 in the NFL: The Browns’ offense is fixed (maybe); More.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) NFL: Jonathan Jones hit on Josh Allen didn’t rise to level of ejection.
  • Judy Battista ( Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen at pivotal moment after loss to Patriots.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 4 grades. Patriots B, Bills B-.
  • Around the NFL ( Notable injuries from Sunday’s Week 4 NFL games. No Pats.
  • Conor Orr (SI) NFL’s next head coaches: 15 coordinators and position coaches to watch. Josh McDaniels, Bret Bielema included.


  • Sal Maiorana (Democrat & Chronicle) Bills offense horrible and the unbeaten season ends with 16-10 loss to Patriots.
  • Sal Maiorana (Democrat & Chronicle) Wild Josh Allen was the main reason the Buffalo Bills lost to Patriots.
  • Chuck Pollock (Olean Times Herald) Pats hold off Bills despite dismal passing game for Brady.
  • John Kryk (Toronto Sun) Finally, Tom Brady plays horribly in Buffalo ... and still wins.
  • Chuck Pollock (Olean Times Herald) Bills wasted a chance to beat Patriots.
  • Alex Brasky (The Daily News) Allen’s three interceptions, Patriots’ blocked punt TD prove costly as Bills drop defensive battle to rival New England.
  • Chris Brown (BuffaloBills) Top 3 things we learned from Bills vs. Patriots. 1. Defense makes Tom Brady look ordinary.
  • Matt Parrino (NewYorkUpstate) Bills lose Josh Allen and the game vs. Patriots, 16-10: 5 instant observations.
  • Braden Carmen (Observer) Buffalo’s defense is elite, the rest is far, far behind.
  • Leo Roth (Democrat & Chronicle) Bills lose a game and Josh Allen, and the NFL loses more credibility.
  • Ryan Miller (Democrat & Chronicle) Micah Hyde on Josh Allen hit: If Bills did that to Brady they would’ve been ejected.
  • Chuck Pollock (Olean Times Herald) Showdown of 3-0 teams draws Bills’ biggest crowd since 2016 - also vs. the Patriots.
  • Sal Maiorana (Democrat & Chronicle) Bills report card: Buffalo wastes spectacular defensive effort against aging Tom Brady.
  • Cathal Kelly (Globe and Mail) Buffalo Bills host a wedding at halftime and a loss to the Patriots. “Even a few weeks ago, asking someone to marry you at a Bills game would be the sports metaphoric equivalent of suggesting, say, the morgue. Or a slaughterhouse. But things are better these days. Now it’s just reasonable legal grounds for your future divorce.”