What areas do the Patriots need to address in their final seven regular-season games? Who gets the first-half awards on this team? Tom Curran and Phil Perry answer that and more.
1:01 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry quickly hit on Phil's recent story on what fixes the Patriots have to make for the remaining seven games of the season.
7:53 - With the Patriots at the halfish-way point of the season, Tom and Phil are handing out awards, including: best offensive player, best defensive player, most underrated defender, funniest play of the season and more.
25:28 - Tom and Phil field a handful of questions tweeted to them and the pair are joined by surprise guest Kayce Smith from Barstool Sports (formally NBC Sports Boston).
33:04 - Next up is the voicemail questions, including inquiries about the Patriots offensive line, the status of N'Keal Harry, the loss to the Ravens and more.
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Of course, the clue refers to the Malcolm Butler interception in the final seconds of Super Bowl XLIX that sealed an improbable Patriots victory. If Seattle simply had used Marshawn Lynch to run it in from the one-yard line than attempting a quick slant pass, history probably would have been written a little differently.
Yeah, it's safe to say the Seahawks won't ever live that one down.
Former Patriots QB Matt Cassel joins Tom E. Curran for this episode of the Patriots Talk Podcast.
1:00 — Tom Curran takes us back to the Patriots 2017 season, discussing how strange the year seemed from the very beginning and how the Pats' Super Bowl LIII victory over the Rams the following season was cathartic for the team.
7:05 — Matt Cassel joins Tom to talk about how watching a weekend of football without the Patriots made them realize just how disciplined and organized Bill Belichick's team is.
14:31 — With the fallout of Jimmy Garoppolo losing his first game of the season on Monday night, Tom wonders if there is extra pressure put on quarterbacks formerly in the Patriots' system. Matt gives deeper insight into what it's like being Tom Brady's backup.
24:10 — Who is your NFL MVP through 10 weeks? Tom and Matt debate if Russell Wilson or Lamar Jackson has a better claim.
28:01 — Matt says the Patriots' upcoming game against the Eagles will "set the tone for the rest of the season." Tom and Matt talk about the last time these two teams played — Super Bowl LII — and how that loss affected the Patriots.