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BSJ Daily Briefing 10.21.19: After 11 days of rest, Patriots visit Jets; Bruins drop one in Toronto

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(Adam Richins for BSJ)

Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder how Aaron Rodgers suddenly walks on water after ripping through a porous Raiders defense...

  • After what seems like a month off, the Patriots finally play another football game against the Jets.
  • I think this is a perfect time for the Patriots to look somewhat competent on offense. Of course, I've been wrong from time to time.
  • I wrote one piece on the Robert Kraft thing when news broke. Here's the extent of BSJ's coverage of the Brady video: We don't care.
  • Of course the Texans lost to the Colts on Sunday.
  • Derek Carr ... I don't care what your excuses are, that was a colossally dumb mistake that cost your team the lead and the game ... and you had already done that like two years ago!
  • Dan Quinn should get put out of his misery.
  • Josh Allen and Mitch Trubisky are still terrible. At least Allen wins. Both those teams should trade for a QB.
  • Get ready for your Aaron Rodgers talk. He's great against a terrible defense and suddenly it's the greatest QB performance ever. Come on, man. Did you watch that game? The Raiders couldn't cover a nosebleed.
  • Not exactly a picasso, Jimmy G, but you're 6-0. Schedule is about to get a lot harder.
  • Chargers deserved to lose that game and every game. Spanos karma.
  • Sean Payton has to be coach of the year to this point. Teddy Bridgewater is not that good.
  • People will go nuts about the Ravens this week. Now they have a bye. Patriots will still shut Lamar Jackson down.
  • What the heck happened to the Eagles?! How much fun is Lane Johnson having?
  • Bruins dropped their second straight in a shootout, this time to the Maple Leafs and Mitch Marner, who celebrated like he scored his first squirt goal.

  • The Maple Leafs still stink on defense. I mean, they're atrocious.
  • That being said, can we be a little critical of the Bruins and not gloss over that they just lost two games. Since when do we give out charity points here?
  • Congrats to the Revs on a fine comeback campaign. Hopefully they can carry it forward into next season.

Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Bedard: Time is right for Patriots’ inefficient offense to finally get with the program
BSJ Live Q&A: Bedard on Patriots-Jets, 1 p.m.
NFL Notebook: How the NFL got into their officiating mess
On The Beat: Talking Slingin’ Sammy, hating Adam Gase & picking upsets with Manish Mehta

CELTICS

NBA Notebook: Should the Celtics make a run at Domantas Sabonis?
Javonte Green secures 15th roster spot after Celtics waive Max Strus
Podcast: B-Robb on Sports Hub Celtics Show

BRUINS

Bruins should take solace in fact that Maple Leafs’ defense is still a glaring weakness
NHL Notebook: Could Taylor Hall be on the move this season, and do the Bruins have any shot at him?

RED SOX

MLB Notebook: Scouting some Red Sox minor leaguers in the Arizona Fall League
BSJ Live Q&A: Sean McAdam on Red Sox, MLB playoffs, 5 p.m. Monday

REVOLUTION

Sweeney: Three reasons why the Revolution turnaround was a success, despite the early playoff exit
BSJ MLS Cup Playoff Match Report: Atlanta United 1, Revolution 0 – Revs bow out following loss to Five Stripes, looking forward to 2020 and the future

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ON TAP

1 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — Bedard on Patriots-Jets
5 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — McAdam on Red Sox, MLB Playoffs
7 p.m.
: NHL — Vegas at Philadelphia (NHLN)
8:15 p.m.: NFL — Patriots at Jets (ESPN, Ch. 5)

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PARTING THOUGHT(S)

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