The New England Patriots misplaced to the Las Vegas Raiders yesterday in a fairly unorthodox method.
With the sport tied, and no time left on the clock, Patriots working again Rhamondre Stevenson broke off for a 30-plus yard run however was stopped by defenders.
As soon as stopped, he pitched the ball again to Jakobi Meyers, who threw the ball on to a Raiders defender, leading to a landing.
After the sport, Meyers was requested about his rationale for this choice.
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— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) December 19, 2022
After the sport, Meyers realized his error and took full accountability for his actions.
Sadly for Meyers, this blunder not solely value the Patriots this sport however has additional implications for the Patriots’ hopes for the post-season.
What Does This Imply For The Patriots?
With their loss to the Raiders, the Patriots fell to 7-7, tying them with the New York Jets as final place within the AFC East.
This 7-7 report presently has the Patriots on the skin of the playoffs, behind the 8-6 Miami Dolphins and 8-6 Los Angeles Chargers.
The Patriots must regroup this week and concentrate on their ultimate three video games of the season if they need any likelihood to make the playoffs.
Their subsequent three video games are in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals, Dolphins, and Buffalo Payments.
The sport in opposition to the Dolphins could show to be the deal-breaker, seeing that the Patriots are presently one sport behind them within the standings, and a win would go an extended method to save the Patriots’ season.
Though, they need to have their eyes first set on this week’s opponent, the Bengals.