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, 2022 happened, and now it's 2023 and we're ready for something better! Check us out every week here – fansnotexperts.com/patriots – and follow @Patriots_Pod on twitter, or X, or whatever the hell it's going to be called.
NFL Week 3: Patriots 15 - Jets 10
It's always good to beat the Jets. Always. A win is a win is a win is a win! Could it have been easier? Sure. Should it have been easier? Maybe. Does it matter in the long run, probably not. It's been 266 days since the Patriots last won a game, so I'm just happy to be happy with a win! And also to see the Jets lose. It's not 100% equal, but it sure feels good.
Music in this episode - "Curse of the Pharaohs" by Mercyful Fate
NFL Week 2: Dolphins 24 - Patriots 17
Remember that concert I mentioned in last week's episode. Well, there's a good chance from there I...got down with the Sickness - if you know what I mean. I've since passed this sickness on to my parents AND as of this morning to my wife. But I still took the time stay up and get my hopes up with the Patriots again. Only to be let down again. Tiny glimpses of hope. Yeah, that's what I'll hold on to...
NFL Week 1: Eagles 25 - Patriots 20
The NFL is back! The Patriots are back! And this podcast is back! And while things started off rocky for our favorite team today - and the end result was disappointing - there was a lot to feel good about in the end. Let's hope they build upon the positives and try to erase the negatives. We're on to Miami.
Bills 35 - Patriots 23
The season is officially over. While the Patriots did have a chance to earn the final AFC playoff spot, alas they could not come up with enough points to overtake the Bills in what has been a very emotional week for Buffalo and the Bills Mafia.
The Pats could've also backed their way into the postseason - but the Dolphins had other plans and now they live to fight another day and the Patriots look to regroup for next season. See you then.
Patriots 23 - Dolphins 21
A win!? Is that right? Yes the Patriots are BACK in the win column and actually still have a chance to make the playoffs. The offense did just enough and the defense as usual put points on the board. Hey, whatever happens at least they're giving us something to root for in the final game of the season.
Bengals 22 - Patriots 18
Oh look, they lost again in a heartbreaking way. Oh look, the offense looked inept and then looked okay, and then blew it. Oh look, Bill O'Brien rumors are starting. Good....Now let's go focus on family and have a Merry Christmas everyone!