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New England Patriots links 10/25/21 - Pats do the Hokey-Pokey on Jets, turn themselves around

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  • Evan Lazar tells us ten things we learned from Sunday’s blowout victory over the Jets. 1. Mac Jones’s first career 300-yard game.
  • Zack Cox gives us his takeaways from the thrashing of the Jets. 1. The Patriots aren’t dead yet.
  • Mike D’Abate (PatriotMaven) Lessons-learned from Week Seven victory over the Jets. 1. The Patriots were indeed best-seved by going with their best available players on the offensive line.
  • Ryan Hannable shares 10 quick thoughts from this much-needed blowout Patriots win. 2. The New England defense made a lot of plays and got after rookie Zach Wilson when he was in the game before leaving with a knee injury in the first half. It finished with two sacks and two interceptions. J.C. Jackson and Kyle Dugger had the interceptions. All three of Jackson’s picks this season have come against the Jets. The defense also forced a fumble late in the game.
  • Bob George (PatsFans) Thrashing of the Jets rights the ship for Belichick’s Patriots.
  • Mike D’Abate (PatriotMaven) Annihilation of aviation: Patriots dismantle Jets 54-13.
  • Darren Hartwell’s Patriots-Jets takeaways: Offense is building impressive momentum.
  • Alex Barth recaps the Patriots rolling the Jets 54-13 to pick up their first home win of 2021.
  • Karen Guregian spotlights Mac Jones throwing short, hitting the long ball, and everything in between.
  • Zack Cox shares seven thoughts on Mac Jones’ performance yesterday. 1. Now this is what the Patriots offense is supposed to look like.
  • Mike Reiss talks up the Patriots tradition where receivers don’t just catch passes, they throw them too.
  • Zack Cox details how that ‘dope’ trick-play touchdown against the Jets came to be.
  • Andrew Callahan goes inside the new double-pass that sparked a 54-point outburst against the Jets. Kendrick Bourne’s 25-yard TD pass to Nelson Agholor ‘was the spark that lit the blaze that torched the Jets and set Gillette Stadium on fire.’
  • Zack Cox notes the Patriots kept the metaphorical pedal pressed to the floor, following Jets’ coach Robert Saleh’s coaching mantra “All gas, no brake.” Kendrick Bourne: “we’re trying to be dominant.”
  • Andrew Callahan finds Kyle Dugger emerging at the right time for the Patriots defense.
  • Darren Hartwell says the receiving tight end is officially back in New England. Hunter Henry joined the company of Rob Gronkowski on Sunday after catching a touchdown pass in his fourth consecutive game.
  • Dakota Randall talks about Hunter Henry emerging as an important (and available) weapon for the Pats.
  • Adam London notes Hunter Henry gave Mac Jones a pre-game heads up that it was national tight end day.
  • Karen Guregian reports Bill Belichick is happy to see the Pats kick the turnover habit against the Jets.
  • Andy Hart says the blowout of the Jets makes the Patriots’ optimism a bit more believable.
  • Zack Cox notes Matthew Judon says he will be ‘praying’ for Zach Wilson after his injury.
  • Andy Hart picks his Pats-Jets thumbs up, thumbs down: Damien Harris & Co. run over New York.
  • Dakota Randall picks his three studs, three duds from the blowout win: Damien Harris up, Kyle Dugger down.
  • Matt Dolloff’s Patriots Ups & Downs: Mostly ‘ups’ in a blowout win over the Jets.
  • Logan Mullen mentions the Jets refrained from ripping the Patriots for late passes, running up the score.


  • Diante Lee (PFF) NFL Week 7 Game Recap: New England Patriots 54, New York Jets 13. Offensive Line: A healthy Isaiah Wynn and Shaq Mason were huge assets moving forward in the run game and backward on passes, allowing no QB hits and just one hurry in over 80 combined pass-protection snaps.
  • NFL Game Center ( Jets at Patriots: Stats, drives, highlights.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Patriots’ blowout win vs. Jets could be the springboard New England needs to get season back on track.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Joe Burrow says this is who the Bengals are now; Plus, the physical Titans punish the Chiefs, the latest on Deshaun Watson trade rumors, Joe Judge, Kliff Kingsbury, Derek Carr and More.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA Week 7: Road wins at Ravens, Steelers? Joe Burrow’s Bengals are scary, and it’s not even Halloween; More.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL insider notes: Chiefs seriously flawed and fix not near, better team wins Bengals-Ravens, more from Week 7.
  • Jenny Vrentas (SI) Week 7 Takeaways: Bengals are for real, Patriots’ plan coming together, Darnold’s stock down; Plus, Tom Brady raises the bar (again), the Chiefs’ Super Bowl hangover worsens, Sam Darnold’s stock drops and Green Bay finally gets a red-zone stop.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) NFL Week 7 takeaways: What we learned, big questions for every game and future team outlooks. Pats-Jets: The Patriots had played up and down to the level of their competition entering Week 7, so this was the type of game they needed to show what they can do. They got on the Jets early and ran away with it.
  • Around the NFL ( 2021 NFL season, Week 7: What we learned from Sunday’s games. Patriots continue dominance of Jets; Porous Jets defense makes it easy for New England.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 things we learned from Week 7. 29. Meanwhile, the Pats have defeated the NYJ 12 in a row – the longest such streak in a series that dates to 1960. Jets have now dropped 11 straight at Gillette Stadium.
  • Around the NFL ( 2021 NFL season: Notable injuries, news from Sunday’s Week 7 games.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) NFL Winners and Losers: Are the Chiefs even a playoff team this season? /We were told they were a dynasty. lolz.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The Winners and Losers of NFL Week 7.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 7 grades. Patriots: A+, Jets: D-.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Chiefs’ struggles show nobody can escape the NFL’s parity.