New England Patriots: 5 observations from Week 17 win over Jets

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The New England Patriots finished up their season with a 26-6 win over the New York Jets, giving them a 13-3 record in the regular season.

Well, we made it. We’ve witnessed wins, losses, great plays, bad plays, controversial calls, and injuries. Now, the New England Patriots finally get to play some real football. Well, after their first round bye, of course.

Yes, the NFL’s regular season is over. I hope you didn’t blink, because it went by quicker than Dion Lewis in the open field. 17 weeks have come and gone, and to nobody’s surprise, the Patriots are still playing football.

This past Sunday, their victim was the New York Jets. Todd Bowles and his poor excuse for a football team didn’t stand a chance, as they were held to two field goals the entire game. Even when the Patriots seemed slow on offense, they managed to build up a 20 point lead.

So, folks, we’ve been through a lot. But now, our work really starts. Sure, we get to take a 1 week hiatus and prepare for Saturday, January 13th, but that doesn’t mean we get to sit on our butts and do nothing. To quote Happy Gilmore before staging one of the greatest comebacks in golf history: “The way I see it, we’ve only just begun.”

This is our chance to show the strength of our fandom. In the immortal words of Bill Belichick, “No. Days. Off.” Fire up the Twitter machine, send out your hot takes, and bully opposing fan bases into submission. The postseason is where we separate ourselves.

Welcome back to the final regular season installment of my “5 observations”, where I write about 5 things I saw and considered notable. It could be anything from a great play to a funny sign I saw in the stands. Without further ado…