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Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 166: Can the Patriots move to 8-0 with a win against the Browns?

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Can the Patriots remain undefeated at the halfway mark of the 2019 NFL season?

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England Patriots v Cleveland Browns

The New England Patriots are looking to be the 33rd team to reach 8-0 in NFL history, and the third time in franchise history (2007, 2015), as they take on the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have been wildly inconsistent this season, blowing out the Baltimore Ravens one week and getting blown out by the Tennessee Titans another week. Can they find their footing against the incredible Patriots defense?

The Patriots are hoping to match up well against the Browns offense, which relies heavily on three players- running back Nick Chubb, and wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry- and not much else. Which defensive backs will be tasked with covering which receiver? How can New England stop the Browns rushing attack? Who are the Patriots’ defensive X Factors?

And on the other side of the ball, can the Patriots find their groove against a potent Browns pass rush? How will Josh McDaniels and Tom Brady construct an offense to negate Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon? Who will be the offensive X Factors? And what will be the final score?

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!

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