Wednesday, January 4, 2017


hey kids-

happy new year! our patriots started 2017 with a W and a ton of momentum heading into the playoffs. while it's exciting that this win clinched home field advantage throughout, it might be more exciting that this win was a win. in miami!!! that almost never happens.

our fearless quarterback generally plays poorly in miami, but the team rallied to give him a hand and it turned into a pretty terrific showing. he wound up 25 of 33 with 276 yards and three touchdowns - bringing him to 28 on the season with just two interceptions. that set a new record - but i've got a feeling that's the last thing on tommy's mind. 

our patriots are really looking solid heading into the playoffs, and there were plenty of contenders for the totw. our defense continued the streak of turnovers with a interception by logan ryan and an awesome fumble recovery that shea mcclellin managed to return for 69 yards before getting hilariously exhausted and heading out of bounds. michael floyd made his presence known in this game, fighting for yards after catch - including a great effort to stretch into the endzone. he also delivered a now-infamous killer block that left the field wide open for julian's 77-yard reception. that reception was just one of jules' amazing plays during this game, and it was exciting to see the league's leader in dropped pass come away with a career high 151 yards. he got this week's afc offensive player of the week- and he's getting this week's tommy. nice work, jules! rest up. on to playoffs.

unless miami beats pittsburgh, we play the winner of the raiders/texans game a week from this saturday night. that gives you plenty of time to think you happy patriots playoff thoughts. root for whichever of those teams you think we can beat most easily, then think those happy patriots thoughts extra hard. i'm finally feeling good about this team - and i don't think any of us is ready for this season to be over. so, you know. do your job! 

have a great week, and go pats!

love dav

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