Exactly how much of a disaster the Patriots’ 2023 season became is open to debate. It was either “an unmitigated disaster” or “a total disaster. " But as Helen Keller once said, “optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, " so let's look to the positives from the Patriots' disastrous 2023 season.
Here are 5 of the Patriots' best plays from the last four months.
Ezekiel Elliott’s called back touchdown in Las Vegas
Well, it wouldn’t be the Patriots’ 2023 season if we didn’t start with one of the plays actually didn’t go anywhere. Through no fault of their own either. There are questionable calls, and then there are whatever this nonsense was.
Hunter Henry was flagged for a hold. But it was no ordinary hold. Henry was judged to be holding a Tre’von Moehrig, who had grabbed Henry and tried to throw him to the ground, But Moehrig lost that battle by 56 lbs, so he threw himself to the ground instead.
That negated what would have been a 74-yard touchdown! That would have been 9 yards short of Elliott's longest touchdown reception.