There will be no 16-0, Component II in Foxborough this season. Not after New England lost for the first time this year in a Sunday evening slugfest in Baltimore.
Versus one of the AFC’s leading competitors in Lamar Jackson’s Ravens, the Patriots were beaten on the ground, airborne, on the stat sheet as well as in time of property. The Boogeymen protection quit as many touchdowns in one game (4) as it had actually enabled all season. For the first time all year, New England looked like the lesser group in its 37-20 defeat.
” We completed out there. It just had not been sufficient,” Patriots instructor Bill Belichick mumbled after the loss. “So we’ve all got to do a far better task and also it starts with me.”
The Patriots, currently 8-1, will have to live with this loss for longer than the majority of. New England’s bye week is this coming week, and also the Pats won’t play until Nov. 17 when they deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in a Super Dish LII rematch.
Until then, New England has job to do.
” We can’t believe we’re gon na have a bye week as well as repair every issue that we had throughout the season and it’ll simply bring us,” security Devin McCourty told press reporters. “It doesn’t function like that. I believe if it did, you would certainly see a lot of better football teams out below.”
One of those football teams much better than New England, a minimum of in the standings, is the San Francisco 49ers, who as a result of New England’s defeat, are the only staying undefeated team in the NFL. At 8-0, San Francisco will place its unbeaten mark to the examination next Monday when it holds the Seattle Seahawks.
All the while, Tom Brady and his Patriots will certainly be concentrated on leaving their single loss behind them.
” Losses constantly discover a method to recalibrate just how you see on your own and we clearly have a lot of work to do,” Brady claimed of his attitude towards the bye. “It just wasn’t good enough. To obtain defeated by 17 factors, that’s not what we have to do with.”
This year’s Week 9 defeat was the most recent “first loss” New England has experienced considering that 2015 when the Pats began 10-0 as well as lost to Brock Osweiler’s Denver Broncos. New England would shed once more to those ultimate Super Dish champion Broncos in the AFC title game.
Right here in 2019, New England is still located atop the standings, 1.5 games clear of the Ravens in the seminar and of the Buffalo Expenses in the division. So it’s no surprise that the six-time Super Bowl champ Patriots are taking the loss in stride.
” It’s not the first game we have actually ever before lost,” McCourty stated. “We lost a game. Get back to work. Figure it out and also go play far better next time you’re around.”
They’re on to Philadelphia.