The New England Patriots, and their starting quarterback in particular, were in dire need of some positive momentum entering their Week 5 game against the New Orleans Saints. Instead, they suffered one of the worst losses of the Bill Belichick era — again.
Getting blown out 34-0 in front of the Gillette Stadium crowd, nothing went right. The offense continued turning the ball over and not showing many signs of life; the defense had some uncharacteristic breakdowns; special teams saw the two rookie kickers struggles.
It was a breakdown all across the board for a 1-4 team whose playoff hopes are hanging by a thread.
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