Kyle Van Noy looking forward to playoff “revenge tour”

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The Patriots missed out on a first round bye when they lost to the Dolphins in Week 17 and that means they’ll be hosting the Titans on Saturday night.

If they win that game, it will be on to Kansas City in the divisional round and linebacker Kyle Van Noy has found a bright side to that schedule. The Titans beat the Patriots last year and the Chiefs beat the Patriots this year, which has Van Noy in the mood for some payback.

“At the end of the day, we’re in a blessed situation. We’re in the playoffs. We’re one of 12 teams in the playoffs. We have a chance to go on a revenge tour,” Van Noy said, via “What better way to start off than with Tennessee, who we lost to last year. Got big motivation.”

Should the Patriots win twice and the Ravens hold serve, the revenge tour would then move on to Baltimore and another chance to beat a team that beat New England earlier this year. It doesn’t add up to the easiest path to the Super Bowl, but at least the Patriots will be familiar with the teams in their path.

24 responses to “Kyle Van Noy looking forward to playoff “revenge tour”

  1. If this were any other team in this situation, I’d say forget it, No chance their going to get to the SB. However, it’s the Pat’s. Until the game clock shows double zero’s, they can never be counted out.

  2. These guys talk a lot.
    Just do your job like Coach says and focus on the Titans. The other teams are irrelevant unless you win on Saturday.

    Cmon man.

  3. Revenge? What revenge?

    I thought that back on Dec. 8, Pats lost to the Chiefs on purpose as part of an elaborate plan by Belichick, because he didn’t want to tip his hand in advance of the playoffs.


  4. Sometimes you have to wonder if people in New England have any idea how they sound to people outside of New England?

  5. Gonna be interesting.
    Can Tenn beat NE? Sure can.
    Can NE beat Tenn/KC/Balt? I wouldn’t bet against any of those, however all 3 in a row looks about as close to impossible as you can get.
    Buckle up, could be an interesting couple weeks in the AFC.

  6. terripet says:
    December 31, 2019 at 7:36 am
    It ends Saturday

    You’ve been saying that for years. Literally.

  7. Van Noy is always an upbeat guy but being a die hard fan I’ve come to the realization that this team is going nowhere

  8. Doesn’t seem like the Pats year but you never know.

    Plus even if they’re knocked out before the Super Bowl doesn’t mean they won’t be right back in the playoffs next year whether its with Brady or a different QB.

  9. “Plus even if they’re knocked out before the Super Bowl doesn’t mean they won’t be right back in the playoffs next year whether its with Brady or a different QB.”

    I think most Pats have started to see the playoffs as a “just add water” kind of thing.

    The Bills, Jets & Phins are finally starting to get it, and field competitive teams. I think the future of that division is a much tougher landscape for New England. They could just as easily end up in the cellar next year.

    As for Van Noy, I wonder if he’s considering the possibility of playing Buffalo in the AFCCG as part of the “revenge” tour? I hope it happens. Beating the Pats in a game like that would erase a lot of the last 2 decades for this fan.

  10. If there’s one team that can embrace this “revenge tour” thing,and make it work,it’s the Patriots. Keeping my expectations low,but definitely hoping for the best. If it’s meant to be, it will be. If not,it’s not the end of the world,and there are still great teams to watch in the playoffs and Super Bowl.

  11. intrafinesse says:
    December 31, 2019 at 9:10 am
    Y’all lost to the dolphins, you better worry about yourself.

    They did lost to the Dolphins last season too. How’d that turn out?

  12. Not that Tannehill’s ever beaten the Pats in New England, but if there’s a QB that knows how to beat the Pats, it’s Tannehill,who likely has the best record against the Pats amongst present QB’s…and then there is Mr. Brady Killer, Cameron Wake…I mean, if the 5-11 Dolphins can beat the Pats in Foxboro…

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