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Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 184: Patriots host Titans on Wild Card Weekend

The Patriots are playing on Wild Card weekend for the first time all decade.

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The New England Patriots were unable to keep their streak of first round byes alive after falling to the Miami Dolphins in the regular season finale, and will have to host the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, January 4th, at 8:15 PM ET. This is the team’s first wild card game since 2009, and just the fourth of the Bill Belichick era (2005, 2006).

So what will the Patriots have in store for the Titans? Can Tom Brady get on the same page as his other receivers, or will the team rely entirely on Julian Edelman and the trio of running backs in Sony Michel, James White, and Rex Burkhead?

And on defense, can Stephon Gilmore and company shake off an ugly outing against Miami and stop the suddenly-potent Titans offense, led by enormous running back Derrick Henry and the apparently elite Ryan Tannehill? Or do the Titans match up well against the Patriots’ #1 ranked defense?

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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