The New England Patriots crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game with a final score of 36-17- and it wasn’t actually that close. One week after struggling versus the Houston Texans, the Patriots made an emphatic statement about their claim to the Super Bowl title.
Did the loss of Le’Veon Bell to a groin injury change the game? Are there any red flags on the Patriots roster at this point in the year? What was the biggest surprise of 2016 and what were the Patriots best games?
The Atlanta Falcons did their job by beating the Green Bay Packers, but Rich still wonders if the Patriots match-up better with the Falcons than the Packers. Alec and Rich will break down Super Bowl LI next week.