The NFL’s worst-kept secret is coming out: The New England Patriots will host the NFL’s best team in the next decade
When New England finally got around to opening the new stadium in 2021, the team had already announced plans to host the second Super Bowl in New England.
That was way back in 2016.
It wasn’t until the next year that the Patriots had announced that they would be hosting the Super Bowl again.
They played three more times in the new venue and finished the 2017 season with a Super Bowl win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A decade later, they are still doing it.
With the Patriots looking to host an NFL title game in 2019, it’s a bit of a shock that they’ve only hosted one.
It’s not that the franchise isn’t in good shape anymore.
It is, but the franchise has changed.
In 2017, the New England Pats had a record of 17-5 and a 10-5 record in the AFC.
They went 8-4 in the division.
The team went 9-3 in the Superdome and went undefeated in its first four regular season games.
But the franchise’s record slipped to 17-4 and a 3-8 record in 2018.
Then in 2019 they were 9-4 but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the New Orleans Saints.
The franchise was 7-8 and 3-9 in 2019 and it went 6-7 and 4-8 in 2020.
Then came the first three games of the 2020 season.
The Patriots went 8, 9, and 8-1.
They lost their last three games and were 7-6.
The next two years were even more disappointing for the franchise.
The New York Giants went 10-6, the Miami Dolphins went 8.5-7, and the New York Jets went 6.5.
They won three playoff games in 2020, but none of those wins were in New York.
It was the worst year for the New Patriots since the 1980s.
And now, with the New Giants going 7-9, the Patriots will be looking to make their fourth Super Bowl appearance in the 2023 season.
They’re going to have to do it without Tom Brady.
New England has been looking to rebuild for the last four years.
That meant that they were able to trade up to select Jared Goff in the 2017 NFL Draft.
He was a good pick, but he wasn’t exactly a star.
That’s where things got weird for the Patriots.
In the 2018 draft, the NFL had the New Jets pick in the third round.
This was a move that seemed to be designed to take the pressure off of quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who had been on the decline.
New York was hoping that Brissetts future with the team would be bright, but instead it seems like the Patriots are hoping that they can draft a quarterback who could turn into a star for the team.
The Jets have been looking for a quarterback for years, and in 2020 they went 11-4.
The 2017 season was a disaster for the Jets, as they lost eight of their final nine games.
The biggest win of the year came against the Philadelphia Eagles, which was actually the Jets worst loss of the season.
It came in a game where the Jets led by 16 at halftime, but lost by 21 points at the half.
This loss was a big reason for the 2017 Jets to be able to draft Sam Darnold with the second overall pick.
Darnolds rookie season was cut short when he fractured his fibula.
The season ended with a 9-7 record, and he was traded to the Arizona Cardinals.
After the season, the Jets hired former Raiders head coach Doug Marrone as their head coach.
The 2018 season was also an awful one for the organization.
The Titans were a very good team at the end of the 2018 season.
That season was supposed to be the year that Rex Ryan and company turned things around.
The 2016 season was one of the worst in recent memory for the Titans, as the team went 8–8.
The first game of the 2019 season was the Titans season-opening loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
In that game, the Titans were down 23-3, but Ryan’s team took the game on in overtime.
In overtime, the Colts defense forced a three-and-out.
This caused the Colts to score a touchdown on their first possession of overtime, which gave the Titans a 14-0 lead.
The Colts scored on their next two possessions, which led to a three yard touchdown run by rookie running back Dwayne Washington.
The offense scored three more touchdowns on the ensuing drive, and Washington scored his second touchdown of the game.
The final score was 27-10.
Ryan, who was fired by the Titans in 2019 after the team lost nine games in a row, didn’t want to coach in New Orleans.
The Saints were a different team than the Titans.
The fans had never seen the Titans win anything before and the fans had even less of a love for the quarterback. This meant