For the first time since 2008, the Patriots aren’t playing meaningful games in January, so what are the fans doing?
Rooting for Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
Almost 80% of Patriots fans say they support Brady and Bucs, according to one Twitter survey. And the TV ratings back it up.
According to NBC Sports, the Tampa Bay / Washington game last weekend was rated 19.6 in Boston. That’s more than the Patriots’ Week 16 game against the Bills, which was rated 18.3 in Boston.
That’s when the Patriots were knocked out of the playoffs, with the previous game in Miami scoring 27.6 in Boston. But still, the point remains, Patriots fans have now turned to Brady and the Bucs.
Here is a sample of answers on Twitter fans as to why they are rooting in Tampa Bay.
@ClahkyTheChief: Watching him and the Patriots for the past 20 years, I’ve fallen more in love with his play and him as…
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