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New England Patriots links 10/05/20 - Pats vs. Chiefs, COVID, the NFL and the kitchen sink

Daily news and links for Monday

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Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots
Brian Hoyer takes the stage
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  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Patriots’ Sunday PCR tests come back negative.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Patriots notebook: What we know and what’s next after Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL already has visited New England to investigate potential protocol breaches.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) Titans facing potentially major penalties as NFL, NFLPA investigate possible breaches of COVID-19 protocols.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: How Week 4 tested the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols and what happens next? Plus, how the Vikings and Saints responded to COVID-19 scares, Tom Brady came alive, the Colts’ defense is great and a Q&A with Aaron Jones.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA Week 4: 2020 NFL weirdness continues with postponed games, Positive Tests and, oh yeah, football.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Week 4 Takeaways: Dallas melts down; Vintage Brady; Meet the new Bears, same as the old Bears; More.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) NFL Week 4 takeaways, stat leaders: Browns’ offense catches fire, Tom Brady leads comeback.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 things we learned from Week 4. 4. Through Sunday’s action, NFL games are averaging a ridiculous 51.7 total points. Who knew defense was on the verge of extinction?
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) NFL Week 4 winners, losers.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 4 grades. Browns get A+ for shootout win over Cowboys.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) Week 4 NFL overreactions: How long can Brady do this? Should Washington change QBs?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) First quarter of 2020 season sets a record for big comebacks.
  • Bryan DeArdo (CBS Sports) The Bills are 4-0 and atop the AFC East after their latest win.
  • Conor Orr (SI) The NFL should pause the season after Cam Newton’s positive COVID-19 test.