Podcast: Talking NFL, Steelers, Pats

This week's Patriots podcast with Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss is now posted on ESPNBoston.com (link here), and there was plenty of ground covered. Some of the topics included:

NFL chatter

1. The bye week and how it can help, or hurt, a team.

2. Looking at the 2011 Colts compared to the 2008 Patriots.

3. Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

4. Are the Ravens a real contender in the AFC?

Patriots vs. Steelers

1. Why the New England offense has had success against the Steelers.

2. What makes the Steelers' offense a challenging matchup for the Patriots.

Answering questions from followers on Twitter

1. @harshakalkoti -- What are the positives and negatives of the Patriots' season to this point?

2. @Mainskey -- Do you think the Patriots have enough to make a title run?

3. @HardingGene -- Can this Patriot team compete with Green Bay?

4. @rickalthamgolf -- If activated, what do you see Kevin Faulk's role being?

5. @Soeren_dal -- What are we to conclude in wake of Patriots' D playing better without Mayo?