New England Patriots looking to catch up in the playoffs

Mac Jones assumed responsibility for a poor performance at the close of the regular season against Miami

FOXBOROUGH – The New england patriots They have talked about increasing their sense of urgency since their seven-game winning streak ended last month in a loss plagued with errors.

Three duels later, including two losses, New england still looking for a way out of the confusion and trying to reorganize before their wild card showdown on Saturday against the Buffalo bills, his divisional rival.

The coach of the Patriots, Bill Belichicksaid they at least know what to expect this week from the Bills.

“We know they are a good team,” he said. “They certainly played well the last time we faced them. Yes, there is a lot of work to do ”.

Another slow start and unforced errors doomed the Patriots from the start in the defeat on Sunday 33-24 against the Miami dolphins.

The Patriots they fell to 4-6 this season when they didn’t score first and 2-6 when they failed to score in the first quarter.

The rookie quarterback Mac Jones he took on much of the mistakes on Sunday.

“It’s embarrassing, honestly, how I played,” he warned. “I was not good enough and I can be better.”

Belichick He assured that his message for the team this week is not complicated.

“Try to play and train them well,” he said. “It is a season to a game. It is not a mystery ”.

It works?

If there is something positive in which you can continue to build offensively New england before the postseason, is that the rushing game continues to be productive. The Patriots they rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns Sunday. This season the Patriots ranked second in the league with 24 rushing touchdowns and eighth in the NFL with 2,141 rushing yards.

What is not working?

The Patriots they received eight penalties Sunday, tying the most they had had this season. It was the fourth time that New england received eight handkerchiefs this season, all in losses. They also had eight penalties in the loss to the Dolphins to start the campaign.