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New England Patriots links 9/29/21 - Cleanup on aisle three; Moving on to Tampa Bay

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New England Patriots vs New Orleans Saints
Matt Judon gets a leg up on Jameis Winston
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  • Corey Seeley (The Draft Scout) Tuesday Morning Football: Matt Nagy’s on thin ice, Patriots are in trouble, Stafford and the Rams look scary good.
  • Jenny Vrentas (SI) 8 things to know after Week 3: The NFL is wide-open—the NFC East, not so much; Plus, breaking down Davante Adams’s uncomfortably quick return, dissecting Mahomes’s interceptions, problems for Big Ben and Matt Nagy, and more.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) One thing we learned about each NFL team in Week 3 of 2021 season. Patriots: He’s still on the right trajectory, but Mac Jones can’t force deep shots. The Pats seemed to make a concerted effort to hit downfield throws against the Saints, but in the process saw Jones’ accuracy plummet and run game abandoned.
  • Russell S. Baxter (FullPressCoverage) Key statistics for NFL 2021 through Week 3.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Josh McDaniels: Mac Jones can’t let a bad day snowball into a bad season.
  • Chris Roling (Bleacher Report) Fixing each rookie NFL quarterback after disappointing starts.
  • David Carr (NFL.com) Offensive player rankings, Week 4: The good and bad of each rookie QB’s season so far.
  • Joe Rivera (Sporting News) NFL Week 3 rookie QB grades: Mac Jones comes down to Earth; Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields take their lumps.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Jonnu Smith: I didn’t put my best product out against the Saints.
  • Cameron Filipe (Football Zebras) Week 4 referee assignments. Buccaneers at Patriots: Bill Vinovich.
  • Dan Wetzel (Yahoo! Sports) The unsung heroes who spurred the Patriots to draft Tom Brady when no other team wanted to.
  • Kevin Patra (NFL.com) Who needs win most in Brady-Belichick reunion?
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Revisiting Tom Brady’s free agency that ultimately led to him leaving Patriots, signing with Buccaneers.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady doesn’t expect a homecoming when he comes home to Foxboro.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Super Bowl LI ring sells for more than $92,000.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) With Buccaneers-Patriots looming, NBC, YouTube TV are on a collision course.
  • Steve Serby (NY Post) The difficult Zach Wilson reality Jets fans will just have to accept. /Reminder: could be worse
  • Ian O’Connor (NY Post) The Jets are putting their fans through hell again.
  • Bill Bender (Sporting News) NFL picks, predictions for Week 4. Buccaneers at Patriots: This should be the most-watched SNF game of all time. Tom Brady makes his return to Gillette Stadium, and it will be similar to when Brett Favre made his first return to Lambeau Field with Minnesota. The great ones always deliver on that stage. Brady gets the Bucs back on track. Pick: Bucs win 31- 21.
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) NFL picks, predictions Week 4. Lock of the Week: Tom Brady, Bucs rout Patriots 38-10.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 4 picks: Tom Brady gets revenge on Bill Belichick and the Patriots 27-20.