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New England Patriots links 10/02/20 - Pats-Chiefs: Previews, keys, matchups... and the road to victory

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Buffalo Bills v New England Patriots
James White carries the ball
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  • Albert Breer (SI) Game Plan: Joe Burrow’s ‘magic’ is already evident; Plus movement in the top five of the power rankings, what we should learn from the Titans’ COVID-19 outbreak and Marlon Humphrey’s well-deserved pay day.
  • Jonathan Jones (CBS sports) Insider notebook: Steve Smith sets the record straight on Cam Newton and Panthers divorce, plus Week 4 picks. Chiefs win. “The Pats will emerge from this week as the clear best 2-2 team in the league.”
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) Your Week 4 NFL Matchup Guide: Can Cam Newton keep the Pats-Chiefs Rivalry alive?
  • Michael Renner (Pro Football Focus) NFL Week 4 Rookie Preview: Patriots “matchup weapon” Kyle Dugger and guard Michael Onwenu mentioned.
  • Sam Monson (Pro Football Focus) Ranking all 32 NFL offensive lines after Week 3. Patriots ranked second.
  • Anthony Treash (Pro Football Focus) 10 highest-graded cornerbacks in the NFL ahead of Week 4. No. 9 J.C. Jackson.
  • Steve Palazzolo (Pro Football Focus) NFL quarterback kryptonite: The biggest weaknesses for all 32 of the 2020 starting QBs. Cam Newton: Downfield passing.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Vic Fangio undecided on whether Brett Rypien will get another start. /Pats will just prepare for both QBs in Week 5.
  • Ryan Young (Yahoo! Sports) Raheem Mostert calls out NFL over MetLife Stadium turf after injuries in ‘Thursday Night Football’
  • Jeff Kerr (CBS Sports) Jets will not fire Adam Gase following Week 4 loss and plan to retain him for rest of season, per report.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL has not generally banned group activities away from the team facility, yet.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Recent events should renew consideration of mini-bubbles for each NFL team.
  • NFL Network analysts ( NFL bold predictions, Week 4. No Pats-Chiefs.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) NFL Week 4 odds, picks. Patriots 35-31.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) Week 4 NFL best bets. “I have a confession to make: I think the Patriots are going to win this game outright and if I was a gambling guy I’d put a little something something on the money line.”