New England Patriots coach Matt Patricia always seems to find himself in the news for some reason or another.
Unfortunately for Patricia, this is not a time when he would like to be found in the spotlight.
Matt Patricia calls an offense the way a defensive coordinator goes into a game hoping an OC will.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) December 2, 2022
In their Thursday Night Football matchup against the Buffalo Bills, the Patriots were blanketed on the offensive side of the ball.
Besides only scoring 10 points in the game, they were limited to 195 passing yards and 60 rushing yards.
Whatever they were doing on offense, the Bills had an answer for last night.
The Patriots Fall To 6-6
With their loss to the Bills, the Patriots now move to a 6-6 record, which leaves them at the bottom of the AFC East.
While they do have favorable matchups the next few weeks in the Arizona Cardinals and Las Vegas Raiders, the Patriots close their season with games against the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins.
Not to mention, the Patriots play the Bills in the final game of the season.
With a loss to either the Cardinals or the Raiders, the Patriots will likely surrender their chances of a postseason berth.
This has the potential to be the first time missing the playoffs since the 2020 season.
For context, in the last 20 years, the Patriots have only missed the playoffs three times.
2002, 2008, and 2020 are those three seasons in the past 20 years and are in jeopardy of adding another year to that list.
Coaches Bill Belichick and Patricia need to dial up every trick that they have in the book to keep them in games, and ultimately make the playoffs.