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Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff January 19, 2011 07:09 AM
Tony's Top 5
Worst losses of the Bill Belichick era
Ravens 33, Patriots 14 Until Sunday, it was the worst home loss of the Belichick era. The Pats were never in it. At home. And in the 2009 playoffs.
Colts 35, Patriots 34 The infamous fourth-and-2 game. The Pats led 31-14 in the fourth quarter and were on their way to 7-2 during the 2009 season. The beginning of the end.
Jets 28, Patriots 21 Roughly six weeks after beating the Jets 45-3, the Patriots self-destruct in the 2010 playoffs. How to kill a 14-2 season in one easy step.
Colts 38, Patriots 34 In the 2006 AFC Championship Game, the Pats led 21-3 late in the first half. This was the first title that got away.
Giants 17, Patriots 14 The defeat by which all others will be measured. In Super Bowl XLII, the Pats entered 18-0. They haven ‘t won a postseason game since.
Tony's Top 5
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Tony Massarotti is a Globe sportswriter and has been writing about sports in Boston for the last 19 years. A lifelong Bostonian, Massarotti graduated from Waltham High School and Tufts University. He was voted the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by his peers in 2000 and 2008 and has been a finalist for the award on several other occasions. This blog won a 2008 EPpy award for "Best Sports Blog".
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