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Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 169: Patriots suffer first loss, head into bye week

The Patriots may have lost to the Ravens, but they still lead the AFC.

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New England Patriots Vs. Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The New England Patriots suffered their first loss of the 2019 NFL season, succumbing to the Baltimore Ravens, and yet the sky has not fallen. The Patriots remain 8-1, atop the AFC, and in full control of homefield advantage. They have a bye week to lick their wounds and figure out how to approach the rest of the season.

And how should they approach it? What did the Ravens reveal about the Patriots defense that other teams might be able to copy? Why has the New England offense struggled so greatly for most of this year? And what’s going to happen with the special teams unit?

Alec and Rich give mid-season report cards, analyze the AFC playoff picture, and breakdown the Patriots-Ravens game.

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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