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New England Patriots links 9/17/21 - Week 2 Pats-Jets: Previews, matchups, predictions

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Dont’a Hightower
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  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Dont’a Hightower wants to be “a little bit more impactful” than he was in return to Patriots lineup.
  • Joel Corry (CBS Sports) Agent’s Take: 2021 ultimate 53-man roster features loaded defense headed by Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey. J.C. Jackson and Jake Bailey included.
  • NFL Network analysts ( NFL Week 2 bold predictions: Eagles beat 49ers to start 2-0; Derrick Henry runs over Seahawks.
  • Doug Farrar (TouchdownWire) Matchup notes for Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season. Pats-Jets included.
  • Nick Shook ( Top rookie debuts of 2021 NFL season: DeVonta Smith, Mac Jones shine.
  • Doug Farrar (TouchdownWire) Chase Young’s roughing the passer penalty reveals flaws in NFL’s rule book. /NFL defies a lot of things... so why not the laws of physics?
  • Judy Battista ( Indianapolis Colts to be featured on new in-season version of ‘Hard Knocks’.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) ‘Hard Knocks’ to have in-season shows that will feature Colts.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Report: “Unlikely” that Deshaun Watson’s criminal probe will end before trade deadline.
  • Liz Roscher (Yahoo! Sports) Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid to face jury trial in April on DWI charge.
  • Staff (ESPN) NFL Week 2 game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips, odds, injuries and more. Mike Reiss: Patriots 30-17; Rich Cimini: Patriots 22-17.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( Week 2 NFL game picks. Patriots 28-21.
  • Joe Giglio ( NFL Week 2 picks: Predictions, point spreads, more. All six pick Patriots to win, “Bill Belichick off a loss and vs. a rookie quarterback? Where do I sign up?”
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) Week 2 NFL picks. All seven pick Pats to win.
  • Week 2 NFL preview matchup podcast (TouchdownWire) Doug Farrar and Mark Schofield discuss all things NFL heading into Week 2. (85 min.)