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Patriots Afterthoughts - A New England Patriots Fan Podcast

Patriots Afterthoughts - A New England Patriots Fan Podcast

By Fans Not Experts
Short and sweet thoughts after every New England Patriots game - win or lose (hopefully win). Check us out at and @mikey_c on twitter.
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Dolphins 17 - Patriots 16
Silver linings. That's how I am choosing to look at today's Patriots loss. Silver linings. Sure they didn't get the job done and they only scored 16 points. Sure there were too many penalties and too many turnovers (one specifically) - but they were in a position to win this one AND more importantly than anything, Mac Jones looked good in his start (29/39 for 281 yards, a TD and no picks). And he started looking better as the game went on. It's a shame things didn't work out for him in his first start, but my hope is this is just the beginning. Go Pats!
September 13, 2021
Preseason Game 3: Patriots 22 – Giants 20
The preseason is OVER. Now we have to wait almost two weeks to get real Patriots action. In the meantime, I talk a little about the Giants preseason win that happened yesterday. But yeah, the preseason is over. BRING ON THE SEASON!
August 31, 2021
Preseason Game 2: Patriots 35 – Eagles 0
Okay, sure the Eagles barely dressed their first stringers, and yes this is the pre-season I am well aware. That being said it was nice to see both Cam and Mac have good days behind center. It was nice to see the defense dominate. It was nice to see plays being executed successfully. I am so ready for this season to start.
August 20, 2021
Patriots Afterthoughts Special Draft 2021 Coverage
Mike is back to bring you IN DEPTH COVERAGE of the Patriots draft. In under 3 minutes. And remember, he knows as much as all the experts do.
May 3, 2021
Week 16: Patriots 28 – Jets 14
It's been a long time since the Patriots final game of the season ending in victory wasn't followed by a parade...But hey, at least it ended on somewhat of a high note. See you next season.
January 3, 2021
Week 15: Bills 38 - Patriots 9
This team stinks. Worse than this podcast. To both of my listeners, thanks for taking a few moments to hear my complain. Patriots lose to the AFC East Champion Buffalo Bills, 38-9. Yuck. Go Pats forever! Even though they stink...
December 29, 2020
Week 14: Dolphins 22 - Patriots 12
We're on the draft! The offense has nothing. Nothing. I love Cam - but not as the QB of the Patriots. He just doesn't have it anymore. I hope this is a one year experiment. The Patriots lose 22-12 to the Miami Dolphins and now officially have no hope in making the playoffs.
December 21, 2020
Week 13: Rams 24 - Patriots 3
Well that was ugly. Not the type of game you want to stay up late for. Patriots offense doesn't show up. Rams win 24-3. Playoffs? Playoffs?? Playoffs???
December 11, 2020
Week 12: Patriots 45 - Chargers 0
Hey guess who's .500! Winners of 4 out of their last 5, the Patriots absolutely destroyed the LA Chargers today, 45-0. It was nice to have one of these games. A perfect blow out led by the ground game, special teams (Gunner!) and some great defense! BEAT LA! BEAT LA! See you Thursday!
December 7, 2020
Week 11: Patriots 20 - Cardinals 17
Look who won 3 out of their last 4 games! For the 2nd time in the last four weeks, Nick Folk kicked a last second game winning field goal as the Patriots outlast the Arizona Cardinals 20-17 to improve their record to 5-6. That was one long sentence. 
November 29, 2020
Week 10: Texans 27 – Patriots 20
Much like (almost) every other loss this year, the Patriots had a chance to come back - this time for a possible tie. But much like (almost) every other loss, they did not. Patriots fall to 4-6 and lose to the Texans who are now 3-7. A battle for the ages...
November 22, 2020
Week 9: Patriots 23 – Ravens 17
A WINNING STREAK!!! Pats with an upset win at home (been a long time since that statements been said) against Baltimore, 23-17. LFG!
November 16, 2020
Week 8: Patriots 30 - Jets 27
It's always good to beat the Jets. Even if it has to take the last play of the game to do it....
November 10, 2020
Week 7: Bills 24 – Patriots 21
Oof. This one stung. At some points they looked bad, and some points they looked good. They hung around long enough to win the game. They looked like they were at least going to tie the game - if not go in for the win. And then the Cam fumble ended that. The Patriots are now 2-5? I wasn't expecting it to the the same as it was for the past 20 years - but i wasn't expecting THIS!
November 1, 2020
Week 6: 49ers 33 - Patriots 6
The Patriots got BLOWED OUT by Jimmy G and the 49ers - and maybe - just maybe.....maybe they just stink.
October 25, 2020
Week 5: Broncos 18 – Patriots 12
In a shocking turn of events, 12 points was not enough to win an NFL football game. I thought the Broncos stunk, but today it was the Patriots offense that didn't have much. Sure, they've been hit hard with Covid and injury - but I still expected more. But didn't get it. Patriots: 2-3
October 18, 2020
Week 4: Chiefs 26 - Patriots 10
Just didn't have it this week....Or I should say HIM this week. Because the Pats were in this game. Nobody gave them a chance and they were IN THIS GAME! Shame that Cam got sick and couldn't play because I think with Cam things would have been a little (very) different. But, we'll never know. At the very least - we can be happy with how the defense played tonight. We're on to Denver.
October 6, 2020
Week 3: Patriots 36 - Raiders 20
Back in the win column! Today the Pats gave the Raiders their first loss of the season in a dominant running performance and a great day by Rex Burkhead. LFG!
September 28, 2020
Week 2: Seahawks 35 – Patriots 30
Week 2 came down to the final play of the game. The Patriots were in position to win it, but it just didn't work out this week. A lot of good stuff to build on, and plenty to improve upon. I haven't felt this good after a loss in quite some time. Just too bad they couldn't have pulled that off.
September 21, 2020
Week 1: Patriots 21 - Dolphins 11
The Cam Newton era of the New England Patriots is finally here, and they start off this new season with a 21-11 victory at home against the Miami Dolphins in front of an empty Gillette Stadium.
September 13, 2020
Welcome to Patriots Afterthoughts
Welcome to a brand new podcast from After every Patriots game - Mike is going to turn on his recorder and give his immediate thoughts on the game he just watched. 2020 is the start of a new era of Patriots football, and whatever happens it should be interesting. So check us out at and follow @NEAfterthoughts on twitter.
September 11, 2020