During the Tom Brady era between 2001 and 2019, the New England Patriots never found themselves with a 2-4 record six games into a season. In fact, they had a winning record at that point in 15 of 19 years with Brady at the helm.
The last two seasons have looked quite different. After a 2-4 start in 2020 the Patriots find themselves in the same position in 2021 thanks to a 35-29 overtime loss at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Last year, this slow start led to a disappointing 7-9 finish — their first sub-.