Bill Simmons had his buddy Hench on his podcast yesterday. They ranked the best 25 Patriots wins since 2001. It took almost two hours and I listened to all of it. Here is the correct ranking of Simmons’s rankings, honorable mentions excluded.

1. [Bill’s Ranking: 18] September 14, 2009, Week 1: Patriots - 25, Bills - 24
2. [Bill’s Ranking: 1] February 5, 2017, Super Bowl LI: Patriots - 34, Falcons - 28
3. [Bill’s Ranking: 11] January 14, 2007, AFC Divisional Playoffs: Patriots - 24, Chargers - 21
4. [Bill’s Ranking: 5] February 1, 2004, Super Bowl XXXVIII: Patriots - 32, Panthers - 29
5. [Bill’s Ranking: 24] October 20, 2003, Week 7: Patriots - 19, Dolphins - 13
6. [Bill’s Ranking: 19] November 24, 2013, Week 12: Patriots - 34, Broncos - 31
7. [Bill’s Ranking: 2] February 3, 2002, Super Bowl XXXVI: Patriots - 20, Rams - 17
8. [Bill’s Ranking: 7] January 16, 2005, AFC Divisional Playoffs: Patriots - 20, Colts - 3
9. [Bill’s Ranking: 14] January 23, 2005, AFC Championship: Patriots - 41, Steelers - 27
10. [Bill’s Ranking: 13] November 30, 2003, Week 13: Patriots - 38, Colts - 34
11. [Bill’s Ranking: 25] October 17, 2004, Week 6: Patriots - 30, Seahawks - 20
12. [Bill’s Ranking: 21] October 14, 2001, Week 5: Patriots - 29, Chargers - 26
13. [Bill’s Ranking: 15] January 22, 2012, AFC Championship: Patriots - 23, Ravens - 20
14. [Bill’s Ranking: 3] February 1, 2015, Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots - 28, Seahawks - 24
15. [Bill’s Ranking: 9] January 18, 2004, AFC Championship: Patriots - 24, Colts - 14
16. [Bill’s Ranking: 8] January 27, 2002, AFC Championship: Patriots - 24, Steelers - 17
17. [Bill’s Ranking: 23] October 18, 2009, Week 6: Patriots - 59, Titans - 0
18. [Bill’s Ranking: 17] January 10, 2004, AFC Divisional Playoffs: Patriots - 17, Titans - 14
19. [Bill’s Ranking: 22] September 11, 2016, Week 1: Patriots - 23, Cardinals - 21
20. [Bill’s Ranking: 10] December 29, 2007, Week 17: Patriots - 38, Giants - 35
21. [Bill’s Ranking: 6] January 10, 2015, AFC Divisional Playoffs: Patriots - 35, Ravens - 31
22. [Bill’s Ranking: 12] November 3, 2003, Week 9: Patriots - 30, Broncos 26
23. [Bill’s Ranking: 16] December 3, 2007, Week 13: Patriots - 27, Ravens - 24
24. [Bill’s Ranking: 4] January 19, 2002, AFC Divisional Playoffs: Patriots - 16, Raiders - 13 (OT)
25. Getting hit by a car.
26. [Bill’s Ranking: 20] February 6, 2005, Super Bowl XXXIX: Patriots - 24, Eagles - 21