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Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 059: Should we be worried about the #1 seed Patriots?

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The New England Patriots just went on the road to defeat a division rival to take back the #1 seed in the AFC. 30 other teams would give their left tackle to be in this position.

So why does it feel like the Patriots aren’t as good as their record suggests?

Alec and Rich start by breaking down the AFC games, with special focus on the Chiefs overtime victory over the Broncos. Would you have gone for a 60+ yard field goal to win the game? Is the Broncos defense turning a corner? Which AFC West team would you rather the Patriots face while on the road?

Are the Dolphins for real or will the week 17 showdown with the Patriots actually matter (8:00)? Are Patriots fans overlooking the challenges of possible divisional round playoff games (12:00)?

Alec and Rich break down the Patriots-Jets game and whether or not the Patriots should be proud or worried about their win (13:40). The offensive line deserves a lot of credit for their performance (23:00), but so does the deep roster of skill players (25:00). And has Malcolm Mitchell finally emerged as a key receiver (26:30)?

And how the should the Patriots the injury to TE Rob Gronkowski as they face the Rams (30:00)? Do the Patriots have anything to worry about with the Rams (34:00)?

Alec and Rich cover it all. This podcast is available in the iTunes store, Stitcher, TuneIn,BluBrry, and via RSS Feed. Please subscribe and comment on what you want to hear about in future podcasts!