Alec and Rich cover the AFC and how the Raiders now control the conference, despite a former Patriots executive claiming the AFC North is the real threat. But what would be the real nightmare playoff scenario for the Patriots (10:00)?
Discussion shifts to the Patriots seemingly lackluster performance against the 49ers, and a potential "Second Preseason" theory (13:45). Will the suspension of DT Alan Branch and benching of ED Jabaal Sheard have a long term impact on the Patriots defense (23:00)?
Why did the offense struggle for the first three quarters, and especially right before the half (25:30)? Are the taller goal posts a reason for terrible kicking around the league (34:00)? Alec and Rich close by breaking down the New York Jets (38:10).