New England Patriots eliminated from playoff contention

Barry Werner
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It has been a brutal year in New England. Tom Brady left, players opted-out due to the pandemic, Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore, among others, were hit with COVID-19.

And now, after a loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Bill Belichick & Co. won’t be going to the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons.

The last time New England did not make the playoff was 2008 when they finished 11-5. That was good for second in the AFC East behind the Miami Dolphins but not good enough for a playoff berth.

Prior to that, New England gone to the postseason in five conecutive years.