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New England Patriots links 11/13/20 - Underdog Patriots vs. vulnerable Ravens: Yes, there’s hope!

Daily news and links for Friday

New England Patriots Vs. New York Jets at MetLife Stadium
Jakobi Meyers dipsy-doodling
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  • Evan Lazar’s Patriots Game Plan: Can the Pats defense right the ship vs Lamar Jackson’s Ravens? /There’s hope.
  • Thomas Murphy (DiehardBostonSportsFans) Monster Keys to Patriots-Ravens. 1. Play with the lead.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots-Ravens Week 10 key matchups: Who has the razor’s edge? 1. Patriots RBs vs Ravens front seven – Razor’s edge New England. “The Patriots with an intact offensive line can run the ball at just about anyone. However, they’ve been running the ball on first down far too often. ...Josh McDaniels is going to have to mix it up and let Newton throw on first down to keep Baltimore’s defense from selling out.”
  • Zack Cox lays out how despite this game looking like a supreme mismatch on paper, the Ravens have appeared vulnerable and the Patriots should not be overlooked.
  • CBS Boston tells us what to watch for when the Ravens come to town Sunday night. 1. Can the defense stop a nose bleed?
  • Andrew Callahan explains why Cam Newton must beat the blitz to upset the Ravens.
  • Andrew Callahan looks at the ways WR Isaiah Ford could make an impact in his debut Sunday.
  • Robert Marcello (FullPressCoverage) New England Enemy Profile: Baltimore Ravens.
  • Phil Perry says the secondary remains in rough shape and it was missing three players at Thursday’s practice - Stephon Gilmore (knee), Jonathan Jones and Terrence Brooks (both with an illness).
  • Karen Guregian relays Ty Law and Rodney Harrison weighing in on the cornerback situation with J.C. Jackson still maturing on the field and Stephon Gilmore out.
  • Doug Kyed has the Patriots injury update: 20 players out of or limited in Thursday’s practice as the banged-up Patriots prepare for a tough Week 10 test.
  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots Practice Notes: Stephon Gilmore not spotted In short window; Four players weren’t located during Patriots practice.
  • Jerry Trotta (MusketFire) John Harbaugh throws subtle shade at Patriots roster before Week 10.
  • Andrew Doherty (PatsBuzz) Grading each Patriots’ position group through eight games. /Psst... just skip the TEs.
  • Alex Barth issues his Patriots mid-season report card: OffenseDefense & Special Teams.
  • Chad Finn assures us the Patriots aren’t tanking; they’re just not very good.
  • Doug Kyed addresses his Friday Patriots Mailbag: What can Pats fans look forward to in the second half? There are still reasons for Patriots fans to be optimistic.
  • Tom E. Curran explains why he believes Cam Newton needs to be a part of the Pats’ 2021 plans.
  • Phil Perry considers whether Lamar Jackson — not Jimmy G. — who was the one who got away.
  • Dave Green digs into the Patriots-Ravens rivalry that has featured some incredible games over the years.
  • Doug Kyed says Jakobi Meyers, the Patriots’ next slot receiver, was hidden in plain sight.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Is Cam Newton losing sleep over lack of passing TDs? No, not even slightly.
  • Aidan Curran hands out awards for the Patriots at the season’s halfway mark. MVP: Cam Newton.
  • Ryan Queen (LastWordOnSports) Patriots roster: Biggest 2021 needs.
  • Michael Hurley answers the early-season question of whether the Patriots made a mistake by letting Stephen Gostkowski go: “Without a doubt the answer is no.”
  • Michael Hurley mentions Bill Belichick was not particularly interested in criticism of his recent draft picks.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Bill Belichick points to success over past 20 years when asked about poor drafting recently.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Lamar Jackson praised Cam Newton, and the Patriots QB meaningfully responded.
  • Katie Feehan (LastWordOnSports) Tom Brady vs Bill Belichick: Why it is too early to declare a victory in the battle for dynasty credit. /Tom Brady: “I think it’s a pretty shitty argument...because again, I can’t do his job, and he can’t do mine,”
  • Mike Reiss reflects on Bill Belichick’s first year as New England’s head coach and Tom Brady’s under-the-radar rookie season. (1.20 min. video)
  • Matt Vautour rounds up the MassLive Week 10 picks for every game. Four of five pick Ravens over Pats.
  • CBS Boston offers their Pats-Ravens Week 10 predictions: Anyone picking the Pats for an upset? /Nope. Things are bad when the home-town team loses Steve Burton.
  • Eric Wilbur hits us with what the experts are predicting for Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens game: Pain.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and Kevin Oestreicher (Locked On Ravens) preview Pats-Ravens. (45 min.)
  • Patriots Talk Podcast: Phil Perry, Tom E. Curran and Matt Cassel discuss whether the Pats D has any chance of stopping Lamar Jackson. (39 min.)
  • Patriots Fourth and Two Podcast: Ravens vs. Patriots preview: Derek Havens & Steve Balestrieri discuss. (46 min.)