Is this cockiness or confidence? The NFL had its first pre-season game only yesterday, but the New England Patriots are already sending playoff tickets to their season ticket holders.
That's not really a big deal or unprecedented -- other teams also send out playoff tickets for games that might not happen. But New England has taken it a lot further. The ticket for the AFC Championship Game says it's "Playoff Game 2," which means they are supremely confident that they'll get a first round bye in the playoffs.
Ok, it's been awhile since the team hasn't managed a first round bye. But when you confidently declare this on the tickets....
I'm going with #cocky.
We'll see if they're used, or if they become wallpaper. Knowing the Patriots and the greatness of Tom Brady, the ticket office probably made a safe bet.