New week. Different country. Same result.
Despite coming in at 2-7, the New England Patriots’ Week 10 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts was billed as a marquee matchup for the franchise, on the international stage in Germany. Despite that different stage the play on the field looked all too familiar.
The game was a low-scoring defensive struggle most of the way. Despite finding little traction, the Patriots’ offense had a chance to win the game late, only to be done in by turnovers in a 10-6 defeat.
Bill Belichick noted that similarity after the game. “Similar theme to other games we’ve had this year,” he said to start his postgame press conference. “Too many missed opportunities in all three phases.
With that result the Patriots will head into the bye week at 2-8, facing numerous questions. The most pressing question will be about the quarterback position, which is where we’ll start with this week’s takeaways…