4:16 PM ET
All those good vibes for the New England Patriots after winning two straight games? Poof! They’re gone, and so too might be their playoff hopes.
The last time the Patriots lost six games in a season was 2009. They made the playoffs that season, but were knocked out in the wild-card round (33-14 loss to Baltimore).
The last time they didn’t make the playoffs was the 2008 season, and to qualify this year they likely won’t be able to lose another game.
Which is what made their performance Sunday — after a riveting win over the Baltimore Ravens the week before — so disappointing.
Describe the game in two words: Lost opportunity. The Patriots started fast by getting a defensive stop and