The New England Patriots aren’t used to having a losing record, especially this late into the calendar.
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Denver Broncos went into Gillette Stadium for Sunday afternoon’s Week 6 game and defeated the Patriots 18-12. ” data-reactid=”22″>The Denver Broncos went into Gillette Stadium for Sunday afternoon’s Week 6 game and defeated the Patriots 18-12.
The loss drops the Patriots to 2-3, which means their NFL record streak of 225 consecutive games played in October or later with at least a .500 record is over.
Patriots have played an @NFL record 225 straight games in October or later without being below .500.
That streak would end today with a loss to the Broncos.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 18, 2020
The last time the Patriots had a losing record in October or later was in 2002 when they lost 24-16 to the Broncos at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 27. That loss dropped the Patriots to 3-4, and they eventually finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs as defending Super Bowl champions.
The Patriots will host the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at home. It’s the beginning of a five-game stretch that includes four games versus teams that qualified for the playoffs last season.