When was the last time the Patriots missed the playoffs?

Mary Omatiga
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Since Bill Belichick took over as New England’s head coach in 2000, the Patriots have had quite an impressive resume–6 Super Bowls, 9 Super Bowl appearances, 17 playoff appearances, and 19 straight winning seasons–and that’s just a few of their accomplishments. However, since longtime quarterback Tom Brady parted ways with the team and took his talents to Tampa Bay, the 2020 Patriots have looked nothing like the dynasty of the last two decades.

With a 3-5 record, the Patriots currently sit 11th in the AFC division, just two games out of the final playoff spot. The last time the Patriots missed the playoffs was in 2008 when Brady missed all but one game with a torn ACL. It was also the last time they didn’t win the AFC East. New England has not had a losing season since 2000–Belichick’s first season as head coach and Drew Bledsoe’s final season as starting quarterback.

Tonight on Sunday Night Football, New England will face Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens (6-2). If Cam Newton and the Patriots don’t improve, the team could be on track to miss the playoffs for only the 4th time in Belichick’s 21 years in charge in New England.

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Baltimore Ravens vs New England Patriots

  • Where: Gillette Stadium

  • When: Sunday, November 15

  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America

  • TV Channel: NBC

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