It's a game he's watched a few more times since.
"I've watched it 3-4 times," he said Monday, via ESPN.com. When asked what, specifically, he enjoyed about the tape, Mitchell had this:
"Watching the SoundFX and how encouraged and motivated everybody was. I can say it, but I wasn't standing over there with the defense. I know the offensive side was motivated. Just to (watch it again) to see how motivated the entire team was, it kind of exemplifies how well we worked together that day."
He added: "This season, I could have never predicted. But I'm thankful."
Neither could the Patriots, and even though they acquired former first-round pick Brandin Cooks this offseason via trade, it's hard to see that as a reflection of Mitchell, who caught 32 passes for 401 yards and four touchdowns in 2016. Mitchell fits into the Patriot Way thanks to a very specific and undeniable skill set on certain routes and should not be washed away despite the new acquisitions.