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Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 173: Patriots defense beats Cowboys, offense stays ugly

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The Patriots offense wasn’t pretty, but the defense sure was!

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NFL: NOV 24 Cowboys at Patriots Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s easy to forget in the modern NFL, but football is actually a game of three phases. While the New England Patriots offense is not playing to the lofty standards its established over the past two decades, making it easy to say that the Patriots aren’t the same team as they once were, the defense is playing extraordinarily well- as one of the five best defenses in NFL history through 11 games- and so is the special teams unit.

Out with Tom Brady and Jakobi Meyers and Sony Michel, and their tepid production, and in with a defense that is allowing points at a rate not seen since the 1970s, and in with a special teams unit led by Matthew Slater that is just as likely to put points on the board as any Patriots tight end.

The Patriots beat the Dallas Cowboys in an ugly, sloppy, rainy game in a fashion reminiscent of the 2003 Patriots team. So it goes.

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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