There will be no 16-0, Segment II in Foxborough this season. Not after Recent England misplaced for the first time this year in a Sunday evening slugfest in Baltimore.
Towards definitely one of the most AFC’s high contenders in Lamar Jackson’s Ravens, the Patriots had been overwhelmed on the bottom, within the air, on the stat sheet and in time of possession. The Boogeymen protection gave up as many touchdowns in one recreation (4) because it had allowed all season. For the first time all year, Recent England regarded cherish the lesser crew in its 37-20 defeat.
“We competed available. It correct wasn’t true ample,” Patriots coach Invoice Belichick mumbled after the defeat. “So we’ve all bought to construct an even bigger job and it starts with me.”
The Patriots, now 8-1, should stay with this loss for longer than most. Recent England’s bye week is that this coming week, and the Pats also can no longer play till Nov. 17 after they face the Philadelphia Eagles in a Enormous Bowl LII rematch.
Till then, Recent England has work to construct.
“We can not assume we’re gonna comprise a bye week and fix each and each tell that we had at some level of the season and it should correct elevate us,” safety Devin McCourty told reporters. “It would no longer work cherish that. I maintain if it did, you’d see change better football teams out here.”
A selection of football teams better than Recent England, as a minimum within the standings, is the San Francisco 49ers, who on account of Recent England’s defeat, are the fully remaining undefeated crew within the NFL. At 8-0, San Francisco will place its unbeaten ticket to the take a look at subsequent Monday when it hosts the Seattle Seahawks.
The total whereas, Tom Brady and his Patriots will be eager on leaving their lone loss on the help of them.
“Losses continuously bring collectively a technique to recalibrate the model you see your self and we obviously comprise change labor to construct,” Brady said of his attitude toward the bye. “It correct wasn’t true ample. To bring collectively beat by 17 functions, that is no longer any longer what we’re about.”
This year’s Week 9 defeat became as soon as basically the latest “first loss” Recent England has skilled since 2015 when the Pats started 10-0 and misplaced to Brock Osweiler’s Denver Broncos. Recent England would lose again to those eventual Enormous Bowl champion Broncos within the AFC title recreation.
Here in 2019, Recent England is aloof positioned atop the standings, 1.5 video games obvious of the Ravens within the conference and of the Buffalo Bills within the division. So it be no shock that the six-time Enormous Bowl champion Patriots are taking the loss in shuffle.
“Or no longer it is no longer the first recreation we’ve ever misplaced,” McCourty said. “We misplaced a recreation. Get help to work. Resolve it out and creep play better subsequent time you are available.”
They’re on to Philadelphia.