Do Pats fans need to manage expectations?

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Do Pats fans need to manage expectations?

How DARE the Patriots barely win in overtime.

They should have won by 20 no 30!

OK, a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the idea. Patriots fans, as a whole, have been blessed with some pretty amazing teams and offenses over the years, so seeing a less-than-perfect team take the field is a bit of a letdown.

Tom Brady hinted at it earlier on Monday, so should fans manage their expectations a little more?

Or are the Patriots underperforming?

the Boston Globe's Greg Bedard joins Gary Tanguay to discuss. What do you think?

Brissett’s injured thumb looking good in Patriots' locker room

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Brissett’s injured thumb looking good in Patriots' locker room

FOXBORO - Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett made his way through the locker room Tuesday morning without any splint, tape or cast on his right thumb.

"Never seen so many people looking at my hand," Brissett joked as he passed.

Brissett said he wasn't addressing the media en masse on Tuesday but when asked if he's feeling "tip-top," he answered, "Oh yeah."

Brissett injured the thumb Thursday in the second half of the win over Houston.

We reported it was a "minor" injury that wouldn't need surgery.

Brissett, for what it's worth, was carrying a binder in his right hand.