Julian Edelman let a pass slip through his hands for a pick-six. Bill Belichick was too busy yelling at the refs to challenge a play that should have been a turnover. Ultimately, the Patriots came into this game at Arrowhead Stadium playing with house money after losing Cam Newton to a positive COVID-19 test.
NFL Draft wound down, the Patriots weren’t planning to take a running back in the late rounds, but they called J.J. Taylor to let him know, they were interested anyway. If the California native who starred at the University of Arizona wasn’t selected by someone,
Then, when the Patriots needed it most, it wasn’t there. In a game where viewers were subjected to endless replays of Malcolm Butler’s interception in Super Bowl XLIX, the Patriots learned exactly what can happen when you run the ball on the 1-yard line and give it to your go-to back.