Wednesday, December 03, 2014

MusketFire: Patriots Pick Six: Leftovers from Sunday's Loss to Green Bay

Patriots Pick Six: Leftovers from Sunday's Loss to Green Bay

The New England Patriots fell just short in their comeback bid against Green Bay on their Sunday afternoon loss 26-21 at Lambeau Field. While the Patriots may be “On to San Diego” another viewing (or three) at the game film reveals there are some issues creeping in on the periphery that the Patriots need to address in the coming weeks. With this trip to San Diego and then a final tour of their divisional opponents with Buffalo and Miami coming to Gillette Stadium and a trip to Jersey to face the Jets, the Patriots still control their own destiny in their quest for the number one seed in the AFC and home-field advantage and a first-round bye in the playoffs.



Here are six leftovers from the loss on Sunday that the Patriots will need to clear up in the next few weeks:

H4TV: New England Patriots Loss to Green Bay a “Reality Slap” to Team - The Sports Journal

New England Patriots Loss to Green Bay a “Reality Slap” to Team - The Sports Journal

Take heed, New England Patriots fans: the loss to Green Bay on the frozen tundra of historic Lambeau Field on a chilly Sunday afternoon was not a “good loss” or a “character-building loss”, but hopefully will be a long-necessary wake-up call to a team that has been getting away with sloppy play. In fact, it may be just the “reality slap” this team needed after their ridiculous run of victories over some high-quality opponents over the prior seven games which covered their blemishes. The Patriots now have a team ready to look at the mistakes that have been covered up over the past two months and that extra bit of motivation to improve on both sides of the football to push them through December and into the playoffs.

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