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Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 161: Patriots roll over Washington, hold commanding lead of AFC

The Patriots did their job and expanded their lead in the conference.

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New England Patriots v Washington Redskins Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

The New England Patriots dominated Washington on Sunday to move to 5-0, the last remaining undefeated team in the AFC. After watching the Kansas City Chiefs fall to the Indianapolis Colts, and the Houston Texans crush the Atlanta Falcons, who are the real power players in the conference? Is it a three-team race?

Focusing on the game itself, the Patriots defense continued to play at its otherworldly level, as one of the best defenses of the past 30 years. The defensive unit has only allowed 20 points all year, tied for the fewest in NFL history, so that’s pretty good.

On the other side of the ball, there are some concerns, even after putting up 33 points. The offensive line is iffy. The running game is inconsistent. Tom Brady threw another bone-headed red zone interception. This offense hasn’t pulled it all together yet. Should we be concerned about any part of this?

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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