The New England Patriots simply cannot stop playing in “must win” games.
Bill Belichick’s squad entered Week 8 against the Los Angeles Chargers as a 3-4 team, needing a quality win to turn their fortunes around and climb back into contention in the AFC playoff race. In Week 9, they sat at 4-4, looking to grab their first out of conference win on the season to obtain their first winning record in well over a calendar year. They won both of those games with relative ease.
Now, entering Week 10, New England finds themselves preparing for a team that happens to be on an opposite trajectory to that of their own.