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New England Patriots links 12/01/20 - Adam Butler had himself a day; N’Keal Harry a problem on offense

Daily news and links for Monday

Arizona Cardinals v New England Patriots
N’Keal Harry
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  • Evan Lazar’s Advanced Stats Report: Patriots D-Line leads the way in win over Cardinals.
  • Doug Kyed examines how the Patriots’ issues on offense are multi-faceted, but one striking problem can be boiled down to a numbers issue - and N’Keal Harry is involved. /Good read.
  • Mike Reiss writes “the Patriots have to play a specific style to give themselves the greatest chance at success: ball control, turnover free, complementing an up-and-down defense and pretty strong special-teams units.”
  • Brent Schwartz (PatriotsWire) Patriots Week 12 film review: Adam Butler’s all-out effort was key to victory.
  • Michael Hurley serves up some still-warm leftover Patriots thoughts: To stop DeAndre Hopkins is to stop the Arizona Cardinals. And on Sunday, Stephon Gilmore stopped DeAndre Hopkins.
  • Jerry Thornton shares his knee-jerk reactions to Pats-Cards: If last week’s game against Houston proved there is no one this Patriots team is incapable of losing to, this win demonstrated they can pull out games they don’t really deserve to win. Games where the W makes almost no logical or statistical sense.
  • Zack Cox posts his final thoughts on Pats-Cards: Nick Folk appreciation, Chase Winovich’s assists, an underrated play in Adam Butler’s big day, and more.
  • Andy Hart gives us the Patriots snap counts: DL Adam Butler’s big day.
  • Sean T. McGuire hears from Ja’Whaun Bentley providing insight into the Patriots’ goal-line stand and how he made a game-changing defensive play.
  • Michael Hurley notes Cam Newton admits he was prepared to ‘act’ while running for the first down marker on that third-and-13 in the final minute of Sunday’s game.
  • Tom E. Curran has concluded that one year of Cam Newton is enough.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Bill Belichick explains why he’s sticking with Cam Newton at QB.
  • Ryan Hannable has one simple ask for the Patriots with final 5 games of season — make sure they matter. if the Patriots win out they have a 96 percent chance of making the playoffs.
  • Zack Cox passes along the latest info on Julian Edelman, who has been eligible to return from injured reserve for the last two weeks.
  • Phil Perry issues his Week 12 Patriots Report Card: Patriots survive Cam Newton’s dud, lock down Kyler Murray.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Week 12 Report Card: “Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in.”
  • Andrew Callahan’s Patriots Report Card: Why Cam Newton bombed and how the Pats defense corralled the Cardinals.
  • Tom Shaw-Mellors (PatsPropaganda) Patriots vs Cardinals: Player ups & downs.
  • Sara Marshall (FullPressCoverage) Another ugly win, but another victory: Patriots Week 12 standout performances.
  • Ryan Hannable shows us a snapshot of the AFC playoff picture with a glimmer of hope for the Pats.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Best of social media: Week 12 Cardinals vs Patriots.
  • Ryan Queen (LastWordOnSports) Patriots contracts: 2021 players to re-sign or replace.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Josh McDaniels could be on the move in 2021.
  • Nick Goss looks at whether Bill Belichick has any interest in bringing Matt Patricia back to the Patriots.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Revisiting the Bill Belichick coaching tree.
  • Tony Mazzarotti doesn’t see the purpose in Bill Belichick praising his son following Sunday’s win.
  • Danny Jaillet (PatriotsWire) Bruce Arians continues to throw Tom Brady under the bus: ‘He picks all the plays now’.
  • Ty Anderson says the NFL is getting bumped for a tree and The Goo Goo Dolls. /Wut?
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike and Murph break down Adam Butler and Ja’Whaun Bentley’s standout performances, Stephon Gilmore’s re-emergence, Cam Newton’s struggles and the patience of Patriots Nation when it comes to N’Keal Harry. (45 min.)