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What are the biggest losses in New England Patriots franchise history?

We explore the lowest moments and biggest game losses throughout the franchise’s legacy and where they position compared to last night’s loss in Dallas.

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots

The New England Patriots, coming off a win the previous week, were optimistic about their chances heading into Week 4 of the NFL season. However, their optimism was short-lived as they suffered a devastating loss to the Dallas Cowboys. In a particularly challenging game for Mac Jones, the Patriots’ young quarterback, the team was defeated 38-3.

Jones’ performance left much to be desired, as he completed just 12 of his 21 passes for 150 yards with no touchdowns. Bailey Zappe replaced the young quarterback in the third quarter after being unable to get anything going for the team. Jones’ struggles culminated in a strip-sack that resulted in a touchdown for the Cowboys and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.

The Patriots’ 35-point loss was a record for coach Bill Belichick, marking the most significant margin of defeat in his 29-year career as an NFL head coach. The last time such a wide margin beat the Patriots with coach Belichick on the helm was in 2003 when the Bills shut them out 31-0.

This loss was not as significant as the Denver Broncos’ Week 3 defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins, where they lost by a 50-point margin with a score of 20-70. The Patriots still have a lot of work to do if they hope to bounce back from this loss and compete at a high level for the remainder of the season. Only time will tell how this loss will affect the team’s performance in the future.

Biggest losses in New England Patriots franchise history

The New England Patriots have a storied past in the NFL, with numerous victories and championships to their credit. However, it’s equally important to remember when the team faced adversity on the field. In this retrospective, we delve deeper into some of the most significant losses in the franchise’s history, exploring the specific games and moments that shaped the team’s legacy and where do they compare to last night’s loss against the Cowboys.

  • 1972: New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins (0-52)
  • 1988: New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers (3-45)
  • 1993: New England Patriots vs. New York Jets (7-45)
  • 1971: New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins (3-41)
  • 1970: Boston Patriots vs. Cincinnati Bengals (7-45)
  • 1990: New England Patriots vs. New York Jets (7-42)