New England Patriots honestly dropped their playoffs qualification after suffering from a loss from Los Angeles Rams.
The Patriots could not score inside the red zone, refused to move that much compared to Rams’ players, and wasted costly penalties. Rams could have cost them everything, including the chance for their playoff qualifying for the first time since 2008, and the home team did it to their visiting opponent. In the end, the team from New England received a loss of 24-3 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, and they dropped their chance to be qualified for the playoffs.
Afterward this loss, a chance for the playoffs ticket of the Patriots dropped to 6%. If they had won against the Rams, it could have increased to 28%. Such a chance has been wasted.
That was a disappointing result for the Patriots especially when they got 4 wins in the last 5 games and could have done much better in the game against Rams. But in the end, the better team was the winner, and honestly, Los Angeles Rams proved that they deserved the victory.
Patriots will have tough showcase ahead against Miami Dolphins (8-4), Buffalo Bills (9-3), and New York Jets (0-12). In order to be qualified for the playoffs, the Patriots have to win out and wish they could receive good news from other displays.
Before drowning in water, Patriots has showed their class in the previous five games. The team from New England realized that they are a power-running team and they deserve big things.
But Los Angeles Rams knocked them out quickly in the first half of the match and got the victory without challenging anything.
The passing game of Patriots has been broken down easily by the Rams. None of Patriots’ passing made it to the red zone, and it cost them the final defeat. Quarterback breakdown, pivotal playing, troubling trend, and silver lining are the other problems of the Patriots.
In the end, it is an absolute disappointing but correct result for the Patriots. For the first time since 2008, we might have not seen the team from New England in the playoffs.