Red Zone Report: Laundry List Of Problems For The Patriots

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- In this week's Red Zone Report, WBZ's Adam Kaufman and Boston Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin discuss the many problems facing this Patriots team as they gear up to host the Bills in Week 16.

So what does Volin think their most pressing issue is?

"I think you have to start on offense," he said. "Scoring ten points at Pittsburgh, we're just not used to seeing that out of Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and the offense. Suddenly, this is an offense that looks a little bit out of sync. Brady and Gronk and Edelman maybe starting to show their age a little bit ... usually around here it's the defense that's causing the problems, but I think they've got to get those issues fixed on the offensive side of the ball."

The Pats are roughly 13-point favorites Sunday. They should roll, and hopefully move back into the second seed in the AFC with a little help. What can they learn from this game?

"We can learn about how they can put some of this adversity behind them, and can they get the offense going, and can they put up points against a pretty good defense?" Volin said. "Even though it's the same old lousy Bills, I do think this is a decent test for the Patriots."

Kaufman and Volin also discuss the team's problem with penalties last week, whether their issues are less about talent and more about coaching, what the deal is with James White's absence now that Rex Burkhead is healthy, who the Pats should be worried about in the NFC, and more. Listen to the full interview below.

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

 

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