The New England Patriots’ franchise is among the most revered companies in the NFL, however it has actually likewise succumbed to some genuinely stunning and awkward minutes on the football field.
Fortunately, Patriots fans have the bragging rights of 6 Super Bowl success to keep the haters at bay.
But there have actually undoubtedly been minutes throughout the coach Bill Belichick age and beyond that would be much better off forgotten. Sadly, a few of those minutes occurred last season with the Patriots falling off a cliff offensively and missing out on the playoffs.
In no specific order, we’re going to get into a few of the 12 most shockingly awkward on-field minutes throughout the Patriots’ franchise history. Be sure and follow Patriots Wire on Facebook and Twitter to let us understand of any other minutes you seem like are worthy of to be on this list.
Super Bowl XX blowout loss vs Bears
The defense for the 1986 Bears group was more impenetrable than Gringotts.
So couple of anticipated the Patriots to really win Super XX. Not just did the Patriots lose on the huge phase, they got blown off the field in a 46-10 loss. Imagine making it all the method to a national championship simply to have the season end like that.
The lateral heard ’round the world
If “Shaqtin’ a Fool” was an NFL section, the awkward lateral turnover in the Patriots’ 2022 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders would be at the top of the list for Shaquille O’Neil, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith to roast non-stop.
The worst part is the truth that none of it was even required. The Patriots might have just downed the ball and taken the video game into overtime. But Rhamondre Stevenson played hot potato with Jakobi Meyers, who continued to toss the video game away.
Two-for-one unique in Buffalo
In a must-win video game versus the competitor Buffalo Bills in the 2022 routine season ending, the Patriots quit a goal on the opening kickoff to returner Nyheim Hines. Good luck beating the Josh Allen-led Bills when you’re giving out giveaways prior to the video game even begins.
To add fuel to the fire, the Patriots quit another goal on a kick return in the very same video game, which led to them losing and missing out on the playoffs for a 2nd time in 3 seasons.
By completion of the video game, Nyheim Hines ought to have altered his name to “Duncan” Hines due to the fact that he was slipping takes on like he was “Sweetness”, the late, terrific Walter Payton.
The Miami Miracle
One of the most awkward losses in Patriots’ history lacks a doubt the “Miami Miracle” in the 2018 season.
How did it even occur?
The Dolphins were totally out of it, and someway, in some way, they summoned up a difficult lateral series to score a game-winning goal.
Seeing famous tight end Rob Gronkowski flail on a missed out on take on at the end was a gut punch for a Patriots fan base questioning something because eventful minute: Why was he level there?
Benching of Malcolm Butler causes stunning Super Bowl LII loss.
Bill Belichick benched Malcolm Butler, who was the Patriots’ beginning cornerback throughout from Stephon Gilmore at the time, and viewed his group get sculpted up like filet mignon by Philadelphia Eagles’ backup quarterback Nick Foles at Super Bowl LII.
The loss can be found in a video game where Tom Brady placed on a superhuman efficiency by tossing for 505 backyards and 3 goals versus an elite Eagles defense. An argument might be made the Patriots would be seven-time Super Bowl champs if Belichick began Butler.
Destruction of the nearly ideal season
Nothing cuts much deeper for a Patriots’ fan than the simple reference of Super Bowl XLII.
It’s harms so bad that it seems like it occurred just the other day. Eli Manning was relatively offered the strength of the gods in the subsiding minutes of the 4th quarter to prevent a sack on an important 3rd down, and he heaved up a prayer ball that in some way stayed with David Tyree’s helmet.
The Giants went on to punch the ball into completion zone and summon a protective stand in a 17-14 success.
Losing one video game in a whole season isn’t almost as bad as Brady making fun of the reference of the Giants holding the Patriots’ offense to 17 points.
The crisis in Indy
Does anybody keep in mind the time Peyton Manning Tom Brady’d Tom Brady?
That’s most likely on the list of things to forget throughout Brady’s famous run with the Patriots. Brady and business were ahead 21-6 at halftime in the 2006 AFC Championship video game versus the Indianapolis Colts, prior to Manning stormed back out on the field and required among the worst playoff crises ever for a Belichick-coached group.
2003 season-opening nothing loss to Buffalo
The Patriots were the ruling Super Bowl champs on the roadway versus a Buffalo Bills group anticipated to get rolled on in the 2003 routine season opener.
Well, the precise opposite occurred with the Patriots getting squashed like a bug on a windscreen.
By completion of the video game, Patriots fans were asking somebody to switch on the wipers simply to get the blowout over with and proceed to the next week. It was a tough truth look for New England, who fell in defeat to their AFC East competitors in an unexpected 31-0 loss.
Miami’s wild feline phenomenon
There’s a reason the Patriots defense is so proficient at safeguarding the wildcat development. It’s due to the fact that they were definitely gashed by it in an encounter with the Miami Dolphins in 2008.
Running back Ronnie Brown did whatever he wished to the Patriots in a video game where they looked totally powerless. He ran for 113 backyards and 4 goals, while likewise chalking up a passing goal also.
Ricky Williams likewise had a huge video game with 98 backyards on 16 brings in the 38-13 success.
The buzz saw at Arrowhead
Monday Night Football doesn’t get much uglier than this.
The Patriots got pounded like a drum at Arrowhead Stadium in a 41-14 loss back in 2014. Brady couldn’t get anything opting for the offense, and the defense had a legendary collapse. The Patriots were beaten and damaged like they were the stars in a “Rocky” film without the pleased ending.
The Philly Special
Brady tossed for 505 backyards and 3 goals versus the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl LII, however the only thing haters appear to keep in mind is the famous quarterback’s accident when lining up at receiver on a tried technique play.
Despite being broad open, Brady dropped a gorgeous pass tossed by receiver Danny Amendola, totally nixing a play that would have put the Patriots in scoring position.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the Eagles reacted with the very same play to Nick Foles and linked on a goal later on in the very same quarter.
Dirty plays by Mac Jones?
Is Mac Jones a filthy gamer?
I’ll leave that a person up for you to choose, however this collection of “dirty plays” throughout his NFL profession didn’t assist matters. Former NFL receiver Torrey Smith even reached comparing Jones to Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen.
Questionable or downright questionable things tend to occur when Jones is on the field. He wound up being fined for a low block struck on Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple in a 2022 routine season conference.
Story initially appeared on Patriots Wire