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Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 136: Can the Patriots beat the Chargers?

New England has a difficult task in the divisional round.

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Los Angeles Chargers v New England Patriots
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots makes a pass during the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on October 29, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The New England Patriots host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday in what should be one of the most difficult divisional round match-ups of the Bill Belichick era. The Chargers have one of the best records in the NFL and they’ve been one of the best road teams all year.

Of course the Patriots are the best home team in the NFL and any inclement weather will certainly play in their favor. Tom Brady and company love playing in the cold.

How does the New England defense match up against the potent Chargers offense? Can the Patriots slow down the Los Angeles rushing attack? And can Stephon Gilmore and the Patriots secondary handle the Chargers’ depth at receiver?

And on the other side of the ball, how can Brady and the offense move the ball against a solid Chargers defense- and how can history show how New England is most likely to approach this game (and why the running backs will be incredibly important)?

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