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New England Patriots links 9/25/20 - Offense primed for big day v Raiders; Defense up against a Wall[er]

Daily news and links for Friday

NFL: New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks
Damiere Byrd and Cam Newton
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports




  • Albert Breer (SI) Game Plan: Revisiting Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes as draft prospects before their MNF showdown; Plus power rankings, why the Patriots should extend Cam Newton now, and reassessing the Khalil Mack trade.
  • Staff (ESPN) NFL Week 3 game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips, odds, injuries and more.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) Week 3 NFL best bets. “I’m not buying the Raiders — specifically not buying the Raiders defense — and I think they will get road-graded here by New England.”
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) NFL teams should be embarrassed that they let the Patriots get Cam Newton so easily: The rest of the NFL could have prevented Newton from going to New England if they had simply picked up the phone this offseason. /Haterz keep on hatin’.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Hand injury keeps David Andrews out of practice again.
  • Nick Shook ( NFL’s top 10 backfields. No Pats.
  • Mike Triplett and Rob Demovsky (ESPN) Why haven’t Hall of Fame locks Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers won more Super Bowls?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady not fazed by lack of throws to Rob Gronkowski.
  • Michael DiRocco (ESPN) Jacksonville Jaguars’ Cam Robinson ejected after making contact with official. Video replay here. /Such a bogus call.
  • Michael McCann (Sportico) Robert Kraft cleared in solicitation case but court of Goodell may await.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) With his prostitution charge dropped, Patriots owner Robert Kraft decimated the NFL’s personal conduct probe. “Without a tape ... It leaves the NFL needing significant witness cooperation to continue a personal conduct probe. Essentially, there are no other options beyond Kraft interviewing with investigators and declaring his guilt.”
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( NFL Week 3 game picks. Patriots 28-24.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) NFL Week 3 picks, odds. Patriots 28-17.