The Patriots really need to "Ignore The Noise" in the wake of two straight losses and fresh controversy. But they're combating it not by talking it over, but by focusing on their football preparation even more than usual.
On offense, especially, New England has had far too many fundamental breakdowns this year, the result of which has been uncharacteristically poor play, particularly in the red zone. That flaw – along with some bad officiating – helped do them in Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The officiating mistake that stood out in the Patriots' loss to the Chiefs is the missed touchdown call on N'Keal Harry. But the only reason that missed call was a problem in the first place was because Jerome Boger's crew made an even worse mistake before that.