This will be an interesting year for the New England Patriots. A team accustomed to winning – and dominating – the AFC East slipped to third in the division in 2022 with an 8-9 record. There is no reason to think the Buffalo Bills will be worse, the Miami Dolphins have Toa and Tyreek leading an exciting offense, and the New York Jets now have Aaron Rodgers under center. The Pats might have to do some work to avoid finishing bottom of the division for the first time since the 2000 season.
Games to head over to Immortal Seats to buy tickets for include the home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, September 10. This is the Tom Brady return game, and the appearance of the Pats legend means even the cheapest tickets in the house are selling for over $500. Divisional games against the Miami Dolphins (September 17) and Buffalo Bills (October 22) will be massive, while the Monday nighter against the Kansas City Chiefs (December 18) will also be a hot ticket.
Check out the New England Patriots full home schedule at the end of this post.
Will the offense get back on track in 2023?
The Patriots’ offense in 2022 was a disaster. The Matt Patricia/Joe Judge combo leading the unit did nothing to improve the squad and actually led to an alarming regression in the play of quarterback Mac Jones. Bill Belichick never lets his emotions get in the way of winning, so a swift change this offseason has seen Bill O’Brien come in as the new offensive coordinator. O’Brien is an old hand at this, and the play through OTAs and minicamps has been noticeably smoother. The Pats’ issue will be the lack of a game-breaking weapon this fall, but at least with O’Brien behind the clipboard, the offense will be more efficient and more likely to do damage against good teams.