2:40 - Why didn’t Malcolm Butler play a defensive snap? Mike Giardi recaps the whole saga around the cornerback being benched.
7:25 - Giardi discusses why Butler still dressed for the game and wasn’t sent home. Koppen breaks down the rules Belichick has for his team and what happens when you break them.
9:34 - Was Belichick being too stubborn and did he hurt the Patriots chances of winning another Super Bowl? Giardi and Koppen explain how there are two sides to the story.
12:04 - Dan Koppen gives us a player’s perspective of how the team feels when a teammate is bench for possible disciplinary reasons.
14:00 - Patriots defense was not able to make the stops in the red zone and in crucial plays like they were in the regular season.
16:34 - Patriots offense left some points on the field early but more than did their job, setting offensive Super Bowl records.
18:14 - Giardi and Koppen talk about the Eagles 4th and 1 play call and the aggressiveness of Philadelphia throughout the game.
20:00 - What to make of Rob Gronkowski not committing to playing next season and if he is actually contemplating retirement.
22:35 - Dan Koppen discusses the 2007 Super Bowl loss and how it still hurts him to this day.
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1:45 - Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen break down the Patriots comeback win over Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game to advance to Super Bowl LII.
4:20 - Leonard Fournette not looking like himself but Blake Bortles making the right plays against the Patriots defense.
7:40 - A couple of mistakes from the Jaguars, punting before 2 minute warning which gave the Patriots an extra timeout, and kneeling at the end of the 1st half with 2 timeouts and 50 seconds remaining.
12:10 - Dion Lewis struggling to find room and make anyone miss against the Jaguars defense.
13:20 - How serious Tom Brady's thumb injury was and if it had any affect on how he was able to throw the ball.
16:05 - Brandin Cooks has his best game as a Patriot, and how he was able to draw two pass interference penalties against the Jaguars secondary.
18:45 - If the hit by Barry Church on Rob Gronkowski was a dirty hit and if it is better to hit a receiver up high or down low.
24:25 - Danny Amendola with several clutch catches, once again coming back big in the postseason for the Patriots.
On the latest episode of The Ex-Pats Podcast, Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen discuss the Patriots advancing to their seventh consecutive AFC Championship Game, and whether or not Jacksonville's defense can give the Pats problems.