After every Patriots game – Mike is going to turn on his recorder and give his immediate thoughts on the game he just watched. 2021 was the start of a new era of Patriots football, and 2022 hopes to build on that. So check us out every week here – fansnotexperts.com/patriots – and follow @Patriots_Pod on twitter.
Preseason Game 1: Giants 23 – Patriots 21
I'm baaaaack. Back to talk about a team I love. Back to speak with the passion of a fan, not with the hot takes of some radio host craving attention. I know barely anybody listens and I STILL do it. I even show up for the preseason! If that's not love, then what is? Oh and the Giants beat the Pats...
Bills 47 - Patriots 17
The Patriots were in the playoffs for about 10 minutes and then it all went to hell. The defense was horrendous and the offense couldn't keep up. There were a lot of moments to be happy about this season and a lot to make you feel good about the future. Today was not one of those moments. They sucked. See you next season.
Dolphins 33 - Patriots 24
What a way to bookend an overall successful season - with two disappointing losses to the Dolphins! And while the Miami Football Team is done for the season and your favorite Patriots are on their way back to Buffalo - it would've been nice to win this one. But they didn't. We're on to Buffalo.
Patriots 50 - Jaguars 10
Now that's what I call a win! Yes the Jaguars are terrible, and they have a lot of players on the COVID reserve list - but to see the Patriots just utterly dominate from beginning to end was a nice way to start the new year. And of course....PLAYOFFS!
Bills 33 - Patriots 21
Let’s just try to forget that this happened. Let’s try to forget they’ve now lost two games in a row. Let’s try to forget that in the past week they’ve let the AFC top seed and AFC East lead go. Let’s try to forget how their offense hasn’t looked that great and their defense looks beatable. Let’s just focus on the Jaguars and the chance to get into the playoffs with two games to go. Yeah, let’s focus on that.
Colts 27 - Patriots 17
Too little too late for the Pats. You can't dig yourself a hole that big and expect to come out of it on top - even if there was hope for a moment. Some costly special teams mistakes as well as some bad offense put the Patriots behind to the point where everything needed to go right in the 4th quarter for them to possibly win. It didn't. They didn't. We're on to Buffalo.