The Patriots returned to action for the first time in two weeks and it showed. New England was ineffective on both sides of the ball throughout, and dropped an 18-12 decision at home to the Denver Broncos.
ESPN.com writes about the loss, pointing out the defeat dropped the Patriots below .500 this late in the season for the first time since 2002. Cam Newton returned to the field after missing the Week 4 loss in Kansas City and couldn't find a rhythm.
The Boston Herald points out the subpar performances of the receivers. The offensive line shuffling also had an impact on the offensive struggles.
WEEI.com says we’re all looking at the upcoming trade deadline the wrong way. They also provide 10 takeaways from the very bizarre and unexpected loss.