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The Patriots missed postseason football by one game. What went wrong?

By Aidan Crooke, Staff Writer, Sports
February 22, 2023

On Jan. 8, the Patriots had their final chance to punch their ticket to the playoffs against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, New York. The Pats’ season...

Patriots: Weaknesses exposed ahead of bye week

Patriots: Weaknesses exposed ahead of bye week

By Lara Hill
November 6, 2019
The New England Patriots did not look like themselves in their 37-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. With their weaknesses exposed, the Patriots enter their bye week with an opportunity to bounce back. The Patriots, previously ranked as the fourth overall rushing defense in the league, gave up a season-high 210 yards rushing to the Ravens. The Ravens established the perfect rushing strategy against the Patriots, consistently confusing their defensive line and linebackers with fake handoffs to running backs. This left plenty of space for Ravens' quarterback Lamar Jackson to rush for first downs. 

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