5 Reasons the Patriots Have Legitimate Cause for Concern Heading into Playoffs

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5 Reasons the Patriots Have Legitimate Cause for Concern Heading into Playoffs
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The New England Patriots have been AFC East champions for the last month, and have mostly been playing for seeding as well as to make a statement.

The statement they made on Sunday against Jacksonville could best be described as, well I'm not quite sure how to describe that really.

In a game against perhaps the worst team in the NFL, New England still needed to come from behind in order to pick up the victory, and even then had to sweat out a potential Jacksonville comeback attempt.

Was it a blip in the radar or a harbinger of things to come? New England does still have a shot at home field advantage in the AFC assuming that they beat Miami in Foxborough next week (which they should be able to do) and get losses from Houston (very likely in Indianapolis for what will be an emotional game for the Colts) and Denver (stranger things have happened than losing to the Chiefs at home), but that doesn't mean that this team doesn't have its own holes and concerns.

Here's a list of a few of New England's big concerns heading into the postseason.

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