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Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 167: Patriots finish perfect first half of 2019 with victory over the Browns

New England dominated the competition over the first eight games. 

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Cleveland Browns Vs. New England Patriots At Gillette Stadium Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The New England Patriots are an impressive 8-0 through the first eight weeks of the season. They rank 1st in points scored and 1st in points allowed. The only other team since the NFL merger to accomplish all three feats was the 1985 Chicago Bears, who went on to win the Super Bowl.

Additionally, over 60% of teams that have started 8-0 post-merger have reached the Super Bowl. Over one in three have won the whole thing.

So the Patriots are in great company from a historical standpoint. They have no peers from a contemporary view of the AFC. This podcast breaks down the Patriots lead over the AFC, and addresses some of the, uh, “limited concerns” that might arise from the first half of the season as New England faces down the second half of the year.

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!

Here’s a direct link to the podcast if you’re reading on Apple News.