The New England Patriots: The Tale of What’s To Come

June 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots under Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s reign had never lost an opening round playoff game. The New England Patriots themselves had never lost a playoff game in Foxboro since 1978. That all came crashing to a halt on January 10, 2009 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Despite Joe Flacco only attempting to pass the ball 10 times during the horrid game (at least to the eyes of the Patriots hopeful) the Ravens came away with a 33-14 victory.
The Ravens dominated the game from the beginning with Ray Rice bursting through the Patriots defense with an 83 yard touchdown run, the longest the Patriots had given up all season. A run defense that showed vulnerabilities during the regular season was gashed for a stunning 234 yards on the ground.
Tom Brady played the worst game of his playoff career throwing three interceptions and boasted an atrocious 49.1 passer rating.
After the loss, the pundits quickly jumped off the Patriots’ bandwagon aft...

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