With the Patriots off since last Thursday night and making their triumphant and long-awaited return to first place in the AFC East, it's the perfect week to take a Big Picture look at the team with Mike Giardi of NFL Network. After counseling me a little through the still all-too-fresh wounds left by Tom Brady's departure (I'm getting over it eventually, I swear) Mike gives us the national perspective on Mac Jones. Then gives us some great insight into the way the Patriots defense has been keeping offenses confused as it's improved into the best unit in the NFL. He also provides some terrific analysis on Kyle Dugger's emergence into one of the true impact players on this team and of course we look ahead to the schedule gauntlet the Pats are about to run through, with Tennessee, Buffalo twice and Indy still to come. Mike was legit as good a guest as we've had, and this will be very worthwhile listening on your Black Friday shopping runs. Enjoy.