Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford Showing Why ‘Elite’ Label Should Be Used Sparingly With Quarterbacks (Podcast)

Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford Showing Why 'Elite' Label Should Be Used Sparingly With Quarterbacks (Podcast)It’s not often that a region responds with angst to its team winning a football game, but that is exactly the case in New England.

Despite the Patriots slipping past the Jets with a 29-26 overtime victory on Sunday, there are plenty of Pats fans panicking, particularly because New England’s defense — especially the secondary — continues to be an issue. And right now, that issue doesn’t seem to have a solution.

Looking at the AFC, however, reveals that the Patriots are still among the conference’s elite. The Texans look to be far and away the AFC’s best team, but after seeing Houston trounce a banged-up Baltimore squad on Sunday, it’s clear that the rest of the conference is fairly weak.

NESN.com NFL insider Luke Hughes caught up with assistant editor Ricky Doyle to discuss last weekend’s Week 7 action, and they hardly stopped at the AFC slate. The two also broke down Cam Newton‘s woes, the disappointing Lions and the Chicago Bears’ scary defense.

Have a listen to all of the gridiron fun in the podcast below, or subscribe on iTunes to download it there.