After a disappointing first 12 games of the regular season, the New England Patriots kept their playoff hopes alive with a big win on Monday Night Football in Week 14.
They defeated the Arizona Cardinals, a team with virtually nothing to play for, 27-13 in Glendale, stopping a two-game losing streak.
Quarterback Mac Jones didn’t look that impressive, as he threw for 235 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception, but on the other side, Kyler Murray suffered a non-contact injury, and it is believed he has a torn ACL.
With the win, the Patriots have taken over the final Wild Card playoff spot in the AFC with a 7-6 record.
These two fans, however, aren’t giving them any credit for their victory, given that they defeated a pretty bad team that didn’t have its starting quarterback for most of the contest.
The Patriots are absolute trash and have got where they are because of an easy schedule.
The Cardinals choked that game in every way imaginable
— Hands Face Waste of Space (@NeilGannon2) December 13, 2022
No one's scared
Patriots played bench cardinals team
— Not ESPN (@NotESPN37) December 13, 2022
This Cardinals fan is upset that his team couldn’t deal with a squad that has been on the edge of the playoff picture for a while, and it seems he wants some wholesale changes.
AZ Cardinals could not even beat a 6-6 Patriot team at home. No more excuses! Keim and Kingsbury need to be fired tomorrow morning! Anybody got Brock Purdy's email address? 49'ersQB look awesome yesterday and he's from Gilbert, AZ. He might wanna come home!
— Brian Johnson (@BrianJo66604958) December 13, 2022
The Road Only Gets Tougher For New England
If the Patriots are going to make the playoffs, they will have to make it through a gauntlet over the next four weeks.
Their remaining schedule includes games against the surging Las Vegas Raiders, the first-place Cincinnati Bengals, the Miami Dolphins, and Buffalo Bills.
Needless to say, if New England qualifies for the postseason, it will have truly earned it.