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New England Patriots links 10/01/21 - So you’re saying there’s a chance ... Keys to a Pats’ Week 4 win

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  • Albert Breer (SI) GamePlan: What past Patriots quarterbacks can teach us about Tom Brady vs. Bill Belichick; Plus, previewing Week 4’s best games, big themes and more.
  • Henry Bushnell (Yahoo! Sports) The genesis of Tom Brady’s legend.
  • Steven Ruiz (The Ringer) What does a “successful” rookie season look like for Mac Jones?
  • Conor Orr (SI) Are these five early surprise teams contenders or pretenders?
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) Tom Brady and Bill Belichick spent 20 years together with the Patriots and will face off Sunday. Here’s a look at their relationship over the years.
  • NFL Live (ESPN) Can Tom Brady notch a win in his return to Foxborough? Marcus Spears believes Tom Brady will figure out the Pats’ defense, and the Bucs’ defense will use this game to get back on track. (1 min. video)
  • Bryan DeArdo (CBS Sports) Notable revenge games between legends and their former teams ahead of Tom Brady’s return to New England.
  • NFL Network Analysts ( Week 4 bold predictions: Jets, Zach Wilson get first win; Panthers’ D stuns Cowboys.
  • MMQB Staff (SI) Week 4 NFL picks. One out of five (Conor Orr) picks Pats to win.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) Week 4 NFL picks: Tom Brady or Bill Belichick as Bucs visit Pats? All seven pick Bucs.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) 2021 NFL Week 4 odds, picks: Three undefeated teams go down, Bucs thrash Pats 31-17.


  • Scott Smith (Buccaneers) 2021 Game Preview: Buccaneers-Patriots, Week 4.
  • Scott Smith ( New look Patriots led by rejuvenated defense, rookie QB. Scouting Report: Matt Judon and other key additions on defense have New England’s defense back in the top 10 as the offense adjusts to Mac Jones at the helm...Plus, other key players and strengths and weaknesses for the Bucs’ Week Four opponent.
  • Joey Knight ( New Patriots QB Mac Jones trying to carve his own New England niche.
  • John Paul (ThePewterPlank) Buccaneers need to utilize this opportunity in front of them.
  • Joey Knight ( Rob Gronkowski’s status still unclear as his New England return looms.
  • Brandon Thornton (ThePewterPlank) Be patient with Richard Sherman.
  • Joey Knight ( Will Richard Sherman play Sunday? ‘It’s still early,’ Todd Bowles says.
  • Jenna Laine (ESPN) Tom Brady says breakup with Bill Belichick, New England Patriots was handled ‘perfectly’.